I am so excited to be participating in the Jacob Butze Memorial Foundation 5K and 1 Mile Run. Money raised from this event will be used for scholarships, mentoring, and support for high school and college students to honor Jacob's love for learning and teaching others.
Please help by sponsoring me.
I was fortunate enough to meet Brandt (Jacob's Father) early in my career during my first job out of college. Anyone that knows Brandt will instantly connect with him through his humor and his ability to be completely genuine (not always serious) with people. He has the ability to teach you about life experiences through his storytelling and laughter and very much acted like a mentor for me during those years.
Brandt talked alot about his family and I got to get to know the family over the years as we stayed connected. I also got to see Jacob kick some butt in quite a few hockey games and may even been deemed a "roadie" at one point as we also shared a love for hockey. I can't say enough about the type of person I saw in Jacob. He's everything I would wish for my son to become. Hard-working, respectful, kind and clearly wanted to mark his own path - a true leader! These types of kids are easy to pick out of a crowd and he certainly was/is one of them.
Brandt and the Butze family have been so very generous to so many people including myself over the years that I couldn't help but want to get involved with their family foundation in Jacob's honor. And how fitting they are doing this all to better the lives of other kids in our community that want to better themselves much like Jacob strided for.
Please support me and this mission and participate by either donating to my page or signing up to run or a team of your own!
Let's raise some money!