Color the Quads Raises $50,000 for Local Charities

Mel Foster Co.’s Color the Quads raised over $50,000 for local charities during its first annual colorful run on June 1 in Bettendorf, Iowa.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from the first Color the Quads event went to the YMCA Youth Solutions/Camp Abe Lincoln and the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities.  Each organization received $25,500, thanks to the generosity of over 3,300 participants, 300 children racers and sponsors.

“Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants whose hard work made the Color the Quads such a great success,” said Scott County Family Y CEO Brad Martell.  “The funds we receive will go directly to support at-risk students and children through Camp Abe Lincoln and our Solutions outreach program.  Having good, healthy fun while strengthening the community is what the Y is all about.”

“This event was well organized and The Children’s Therapy Center was honored to be involved.  The funds are important because more and more families are under insured or uninsured.  This fiscal year, 62% of the services we have provided have not been reimbursed,” said Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities’ W.K. Junker.
The event’s Color Party, Color Explosion and Color Burst sponsors include:  Mel Foster Co., Tri-City Electric, Orthopaedic Specialists, Gomez May LLP, Vollertsen, Britt & Gorsline P.C., Valley Bank, Pear Advertising, Terrostar Interactive Media, Radon Solutions, Hawkeye Paving, Active Endeavors, Quad-City Times, Build to Suit, XPAC, TMI, and Hy-Vee.
“We are thrilled with the way our company, the sponsors and the entire community got behind this event.  We are very fortunate to live in an area where giving back is such a high priority,” said Lynsey Engels, President of Mel Foster Co.
Mel Foster Co. plans to hold Color the Quads again in 2014.  For future event updates, go to or Facebook at


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