On June 16th, five team members from County Materials’ corporate office in Marathon, WI participated in the Forrest Goetsch Memorial Run event in Weston, WI. The team was sponsored by County Materials and demonstrated the company’s support of local communities, team building, and team member wellness.
“This event was a great way to get together with team members outside of work,” said Diana Behnke, Administrative Assistant. “Not only was this a chance to build comradery, but our team was able to support a worthwhile cause, demonstrate County Materials’ support in the community and even get some wellness in.”
The run/walk event honors Forrest Goetsch, who unexpectedly passed away after collapsing at his cross country warm ups in 2009. Accordinghe Forrest Goetsch Charity website, Forrest was born 7-weeks early and spent over a month in a neonatal ICU. Forrest was also born with a rare facial deformity requiring many surgeries at a young age. Despite these challenges, Forrest had great perseverance, dedication, determination and motivation to succeed in life, school and sports.
Because of his powerful story and positive impact Forrest made on many, his family created Forrest Goetch Charities in his honor. The charity supports and recognizes outstanding achievement in its local community by youth and organizations who help others through difficult times or who have personally overcome challenges in their lives. Forrest Goetsch Charities donated at least 50 percent of all race participant fees from the 2019 run to the Everest Metro Police Department, Rothschild Police Department, as well as numerous area Fire Departments in the surrounding community.
County Materials’ team sponsorship in this event is one example of how County Materials demonstrates its Vision of Success, Stability and Support.
(Pictured from left to right: Heber De León, Sheila Holbach, Kevin Behnke, Diana Behnke, Mike Kwarciany, and Mary Guralski).