Valparaiso, IN – Giving back feels so good, and what more fun way is there to give back than with 600 of your closest friends and community members at Opportunity Enterprises’ Annual Packathon. At least 600 volunteers are needed to make this giant event happen on September 21, 2019. Packathon is a 6 hour event where volunteers come together to support Opportunity Enterprises by stuffing 50,000 Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant bags.
    More than 600 volunteers will meet at OE from 8 am until 2 pm to stuff bags to be delivered to the Marathon. Volunteers will be supplied with plenty of food and beverages to keep them going strong through the event thanks to Papa John’s, Strack & Van Til, Family Express, Starbucks, American Licorice, and Action Water. In addition, all volunteers will receive a free t-shirt thanks in part to Tera’s Sporty Ink.
    “Sports teams, service clubs, scout groups, corporate teams, and friends and family are all welcome. Working together is such a great way to build team spirit while also supporting people with disabilities,” said Neil Samahon, Chief Executive Officer.
    Volunteers (age 8 and up) can sign up as teams or individuals at www.oppent.org/pack. Then show up before 8am on September 21, 2019 at Opportunity Enterprises at 2801 Evans Avenue in Valparaiso. For more information contact Amy Wulf at 219.464.9621 ex 333 or amy.wulf@oppent.org.
    “Packathon is a fun, high energy event that builds camaraderie and supports OE’s mission at the same time.,” said Amy Wulf, event coordinator.
    Packathon 2019 is supported by Entertainment Express, Pulse Technology, and Tera’s Sporty Ink along with additional support from our annual sponsors 1st Source Bank, BMO Harris Bank, Centier Bank, Chester Inc., New Age Telecom, Oak Partners, Qubit Networks, Steel Cities Steels, and The Times Media Company.

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