Knights Challenge 5k 2014 Successful

October 4th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

KC_5K_collage1Congratulations to all Winners & Thank You to All

On October 4th, we held our first annual Knights Challenge 5K Race and 1M Walk to benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  We had 75 participants, despite the 40 degree weather with snow flurries.  Thank you to all that helped make this event a success.  We had set a goal of 100 participants when we began planning this event.  Since this was our first race, and the weather didn’t cooperate, it was gratifying to see so many people turn out to help us support this worthwhile cause.

Race Director, Jim KaltingerReflections on First Annual Knights Challenge
5K Race / 1M Walk

With the race underway, Jim Kaltinger, Race Director, is shown here responding to Streamwood Examiner reporter with his thoughts on this year’s event and what next year might bring.   He hopes that this will be an annual event, and that next year will have an even bigger turnout (which translates into more money for the Hanover Township Food Pantry).

Several months ago, Jim approached Mary’s Millennium Council with his idea about conducting a 5K race.  As an avid runner, he knew something about what was involved, but that challenge didn’t stop him from suggesting we sponsor an event.  The council approved the idea overwhelmingly and we embarked on a journey which culminated today with a successful event.

Jim hopes to be able to run in the race next year, something he couldn’t do this time due to Race Director duties.

The Knights of Columbus, Mary’s Millennium Council in particular, is a great place for a man to share his dreams and together with fellow Knights, Ladies, members of the parish and community, accomplish great things for others in the community.

 And The Winners Are …

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Participants (runners / walkers) were broken down into age brackets.  Top three male and females in each bracket were awarded medals.  Overall male and female contestants received special awards.  All participants  received a technical style T-shirt.

Race Results Registered Participants (click here)


Thank You to Our Sponsors

There are so many people to thank in conjunction with the event.  If we have omitted anyone, please forgive us since Jim headed home for some well-deserved rest we might not have the complete list.  We sincerely appreciated your support.

Our Gold level sponsors are St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church and Packaging By Design.

Our Silver level sponsors are Kiwanis Club of Streamwood, Citizens for Ramiro Juarez, The Seville, Larry Kaifesh for Congress, and The Ron Donofrio Family.

Our Bronze level sponsors are A1 Trophies & Awards, Inc., Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, Tie-Not, and Hanover Township, Thomas Smogolski, Assessor.

Our additional sponsors, who provided food, beverages and other items for race day are Costco, Dick Pond Athletics, Family Video, Jewel Food (Streamwood), Larry Szmurlo, K of C Field Agent, TitleMax and Tony’s Finer Foods.

Thank You to Father Ted Schmitt, Streamwood Fire and Police Department, Hanover Township, Brother Knights & Ladies, St. John’s Crush teens and Race Time for helping make this event a success.

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The holiday season is fast approaching, really evident with today’s snow flurries, and there are many families in our area that could use some extra assistance to make the holidays happy.  That is where we, in conjunction with Hanover Township hope to make a difference.

By YOUR support of our race today, your too have helped in this worthy cause.  For that we will be forever grateful.  We hope that you enjoyed the time you spent with us today and that you will join us next year for the Second Annual Knights Challenge 5K.   Be sure to follow Knights Challenge 5K on Facebook so that you’ll learn about our event once we begin our planning.


 Knights of Columbus & Hanover Township Food Pantry

Thank You for Your Support

Register for Knights Challenge 5K

September 24th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Knights ChallengeMary’s Millennium Council #12801 is in the final planning stages for the first annual Knights Challenge 5k Run / 1M Walk being held on Saturday, October 4th.     The Knights took on this challenge to raise funds for the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  It will soon be holiday time, and there are many families in the area that will be calling upon the food pantry for assistance.  We would like to acknowledge our sponsors who have given us the support to fund this project.

Our Gold level sponsors are St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church and Packaging By Design.

Knights Challenge Sponsors

Our Silver level sponsors are Kiwanis Club of Streamwood, Citizens for Ramiro Juarez, The Seville, Larry Kaifesh for Congress, and The Ron Donofrio Family.

Our Bronze level sponsors are A1 Trophies & Awards, Inc., Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, Tie-Not, and Hanover Township, Thomas Smogolski, Assessor.


Online Registration (click here)

You can also register by mail or in person at the St. John the Evangelist Parish Center.

Download Knights Challenge Information Flyer / Registration Form (PDF)

Mark your calendars and plan to participate in this fun-filled morning to benefit our good partners in the community.  Together we can Feed His Sheep through the Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Knights of Columbus & Hanover Township Food Pantry

Thank You for Your Support

2014 Intellectual Disabilities Drive

September 7th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Tootsie RollThe Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, also previously known as the Tootsie Roll Drive, is probably the Knights of Columbus’ best-known national fund-raiser. Unlike fundraising done by other organizations, 100% of the money raised through the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities goes to help people with intellectual disabilities. The Knights do not use a hard sell approach to collect money; they merely stand (or sit) near the entrance to businesses wearing a red and yellow apron designating them as a K of C fundraiser. Most people know about the annual drive and the great work of the Knights of Columbus, and will donate without any solicitation. In return they receive a “thank you” from the Knight and an offer of a Tootsie Roll to those who donate.

Dates & Locations for 2014 Drive

September 19 – 21

St. John the Evangelist’s Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Auxiliary will be offering Tootsie Rolls outside the Jewel store and the Post Office on Irving Park Road, the corner of Park Blvd. & Irving, and the Walmart on Barrington Road on the morning and afternoon of Friday September 19th and Saturday September 20th, and after all the Masses on the weekend of September 20t/21st  at St. John’s.

If you are interested in purchasing one or more bricks of 50 Tootsie Rolls for Halloween treats, please contact Adam Kanyuh, Chairman for the drive, to place an order. The cost should be around $10 each if the same as in past years.

Please support this worthy cause.

Fall Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

August 6th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Pancake BreakfastJoin Us for Some Fellowship & Pancakes

Our Fall Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale are being held Sunday, September 7th. Join the Knights and Ladies in Kyle Hall from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM for some of the best pancakes, sausages, eggs and baked goods in Streamwood. Back by popular demand are our “made to order” pancakes.   You can decide to add toppings such as chocolate morsels, bananas, and other fruit to your pancakes. Top them off with some warm maple syrup if you like as well. The Ladies will also have a selection of their special baked goods for sale.

We hope that you’ll join us for some fellowship either before or after mass.   Funds raised from this event help us with our charitable works throughout the year. We’d like to thank Father Ted and all the parish staff for their support of our fundraising efforts.   Thank YOU for supporting us as well. We have some new sponsors, who have purchased advertising on our placemats. Please patronize our sponsors and tell them you saw their ad at the Breakfast with the Knights of Columbus:


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Click (here) to Print Sponsors Info

Streamwood: Nationwide Insurance, Brandy’s Restaurant, Red Wing Shoe’s Store, Diamond Cut Granite Inc, Taylor Rental, Dary Carpets, Fred Crespo, The Seville, Woodland Cleaners, Fire Side Ale House, A-1 Trophies & Awards Inc., Ron Donofrio (Enterprises), Cruises Inc. (Christine Pappin, MCC), 7 – Eleven,

Margaret L Bean MPM, Conway Imports Auto Sales, Streamwood Florist, New Horizon’s , The Picture Painter Oil & Acrylic Painters, Bear Family Restaurants McDonald, Flying L Trucking (Donna Lenhardt), Dollar General

Bartlett: Hoelterhoff, Carol Stream: Wing Stop, Hanover Park: Discount Tire, Omega Restaurant, Family Video, CD One Price Cleaners, Italian Express, 1st STOP Complete Auto Repair, Hollywood Bliss, Two Seasons Cycle & Ski, Palatine: The Christian Shop , LTD, Schaumburg: Village Tavern & Grill, Re/Max, The Finer Line Inc.

Moretti’s Fundraiser July 24

July 6th, 2014 by Gary Pappin


Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 is having a Fundraiser on July 24th at MORETTI’S Ristorante & Pizzeria in Bartlett.  Click on the link or image to visit their website and see their menu.

3 ways to order:   Dine-In, Delivery or Carry Out

MUST MENTION:  Knights of Columbus Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 of Streamwood

This is a really easy way to help provide funds to our council to assist us in carrying our our various charitable activities.    If you aren’t familiar with what we do, simply browse through our website pages.

Thank you to Moretti’s for making this possible.   A portion of the proceeds from each order all day July 24th will go to our council as long as you mention us when ordering – either on the phone or in person.    Enjoy some pizza or other Italian dishes while knowing that you will be helping others in our church and community.

Please Pass the Word to Family, Friends, & Co-Workers

No flier is necessary, but if you’d like a reminder or would like to share with family, friends and co-workers, feel free to print this.

Printable Flier – Click Here

Thank you in advance for your support of this summertime fundraiser and thanks again to Moretti’s.