Monday, September 12, 2016

Orthopedic Associates Sponsors SUNshine 5K

Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio will serve as a major sponsor of the SUNshine 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 17 in Greenville City Park. The event raises money for 5 non-profit organizations in the community. Pictured (left to right): Christy Prakel, executive director of the Darke County Foundation; Angie Fahncke, technician at Orthopedic Associates; and Dr. Safet Hatic II, physician at Orthopedic Associates.
Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio is proud to serve as a major sponsor of the SUNshine 5K Run/Walk on September 17 in Greenville City Park. Hosted by the Darke County Foundation, the event will feature hundreds of participants and raise funds for 5 local non-profit organizations: Bunco 4 Breast Cancer, Brethren Retirement Community (Senior Fitness), DeColores Montessori School, St. Mary’s School, and Team AddieGirl for Dayton Children’s. These organizations will receive $15 for each person registered under their group’s name.

Orthopedic Associates is located at 732 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, across from Wayne HealthCare. Dr. Safet Hatic II practices at Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio along with Dr. Chad Weber, Dr. Brent Bamberger, Dr. Cara Perez, Carla Robinson, PA, and Holly Wolters, PA. A fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Hatic and his wife, Dr. Anna Hatic, and their two children live in Greenville. The Hatic family has participated in the SUNshine 5K the last several years.

“We are pleased to join the Darke County Foundation in working towards a common purpose: to improve the well-being of our community and its residents, making Darke County a better, healthier place to live,” said Dr. Hatic.

Runners and walkers at the SUNshine 5K will enjoy a scenic 5K route with age-group awards, great door prizes, and a variety of post-race drinks, snacks and homemade cookies. Free childcare is available. To register, visit Entry fee is $20 (limited long-sleeve shirts available day of event) and $5 for kids age 14 and under (no shirt). The race begins at 8:30, with a free kids 800-meter fun run at 8:20. The SUNshine 5K is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge.

The Darke County Foundation enriches the quality of life for Darke County residents by receiving, administering and distributing charitable gifts for the benefit of the community. For more information, call 548-4673 or visit

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