United Way “Color Dash” Raises $10K


    Over 200 runners took part Saturday morning in the Riverstone Bank Color Dash in Scottsbluff, a fundraiser for United Way of Western Nebraska.

United Way Executive Director Karen Benzel says about $10,000 was raised.

      Benzel calls the number of runners “a great turnout,” similar to last year, with participants of all ages and great weather as well.

      The Color Dash had runners begin with white t-shirts that were hit by pigments as they passed 9 color stations, each sponsored by another business.

      Benzel says the sponsors chose their own colors such as red, green, and purple with 2 selecting multiple color bombs. 

      Although the Color Dash is one of United Way’s smaller fundraisers, Benzel says it’s “a huge first push” for the current campaign that will help more than 2 dozen non-profit agencies across the Panhandle.

      Participants also got a leg-up on the next big United Way fundraiser, September’s annual Duck Draw, with one duck included in their race packets. Ducks go on general sale the second week of July.