The First Annual Zero K race took place Saturday, July 7, at the Buckeye Lake Brewery to benefit Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow.
The event sold out with athletes and non-athletes competing from all over the Buckeye Lake area. Many competitors completed the race in under 10 seconds, with fantastic sportsmanship shown by all. Everyone took pictures of all participants and the last place finisher got round of applause.
Richard Hennosy, the owner of the Buckeye Lake Brewery said there were so many requests for the Zero K T-shirts that they will soon be available for purchase on-line for direct home delivery. The event sold out and all T-shirts were sold. Many of the spectators also wanted a shirt. Visit buckeyelakebrewery.com to get your own shirt. No questions about your actual participation or time will be asked. Shirt sale profits will still go to Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow. All participants received a Zero K T-shirt and a beer or root beer. Many of the highly trained athletes stayed around for another round and lunch at the Chef Shack.
A 50/50 drawing also benefited Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow; the winner donated his share of jackpot back to Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow in memory of Robert Yoeman. More than $1000 dollars were raised for Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow. Thanks to all who participated; see you all again next year.
Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow is a non-profit, 501-C, so all donations are 100% tax deductible. BLT has been taking and testing water samples in the feeder streams coming into Buckeye Lake for 11 years.
If some high nutrient levels are discovered, we report it to the respective soil and water conservancy district to check it out and hopefully find the source and get it corrected. Other BLT projects include a current wetland project to improve water quality on a mayor stream coming into the lake, working towards geese control, working with Buckeye Lake Corporation Water Quality group, surveys done with Fairfield County Soil and Water, the Ohio EPA, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources, as well clean-up the lake day. WE hope Carp Fest will return next summer.
Our goal is to improve the water quality at Buckeye Lake. More information is available at Buckeyelakefortomorrow.org. There’s also an opportunity there to help fund our efforts.
Thank you for your support.
Matt Baumann, President Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow