Area Energy & Electric hosts 5k as part of their Area Cares community outreach

SIDNEY — Area Energy & Electric, Inc. invites local communities to sign up for the 4th annual Area Cares “Race with the Bears” event on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Tawawa Park. Located at 12 Tawawa Drive, Sidney. Participants can register online:

The “Race with the Bears 5k,” hosted by Area Cares, will benefit a number of local hospitals and organizations including Wilson Health, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, The Ronald McDonald House, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Registration for the event is $20. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of bears to be distributed during the holiday season.

The race starts at 8:15 a.m., with timing by Can’t Stop Running Co. available until 9:45 a.m. Day of race packet pick up will be from 7 to 8 a.m. Awards will be given to the top finishers in male and female categories. Area Cares is excited to be the first race of the Shelby County 5k tour!

For more information to or register, please visit: For donations, contact Mandy Steinke, 937-497-2038,

About Area Cares

In 2015, Area Energy & Electric, Inc. started the Area Cares program. The mission of the program is to develop a sense of community in the territories Area Energy & Electric serve by engaging their employees in activities that positively benefit the local citizens. “Knowing local children and families have benefited from this program inspires us to keep pressing forward in our mission.” Says Jon Ranly, Business Development Manager, Area Energy & Electric Inc.

The first activity performed was to deliver Area Cares teddy bears to Wilson Health at Christmas. These bears were distributed to the children who were in pediatric units or had reason to visit the emergency room over the holiday period.