Look Who’s Helping to #ChangeColumbus

Catie Mehl Columbus, Newborns, No Child Wet Behind, Parenting, Postpartum Leave a Comment

As we prepare for our 2nd Anual No Child Wet Behind 5k, 1-mile Family Fun Run, and Diaper Drive on May 13th at Wolfe Park in Columbus, Ohio, we want to take a moment to recognize the fabulous companies who help make this event a fun filled morning and get diapers to the families who need them most.

Thank you, sponsors. Your support means everything to us!

Balanced Family Academy

We are excited to introduce our Title Sponsor this year, Balanced Family Academy. Rebecca Handley and Sarah Fite were inspired by their own family priorities of instilling healthy habits in their children when starting their own childcare and health service. Balanced Family Academy aims to help families maintain a healthy lifestyle by offering high-quality childcare that helps develop the cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being of children. Each week, children focus on different themed books that incorporate reading, math, language and creative art skills. Interactive learning opportunities are also offered such as dramatic play, science and discovery, and sand and water that all are aimed at allowing children to view subjects from more than one perspective. In addition to childcare, Balanced Family Academy serves children wholesome food and a variety of different age-appropriate physical activities. Each day of the week is dedicated to another form of exercise. For example, Music and Movement Mondays, Toss-it Tuesdays (basketball and soccer), Wind-Down Wednesdays (yoga for kids), Round-and-Round Thursdays (obstacle courses) and Free-Play Friday. Not only does Balanced Family Academy aid the cognitive development and physical health of children, but they also support continuing a healthy lifestyle beyond the center by offering fitness classes for parents as well as preparing fresh, prepared meals for families to take home. Balanced Family Academy has created an extremely successful local child care model and is known as “the best daycare in Columbus.” Thanks, Balanced Family Academy for being the Title Sponsor to No Child Wet Behind.

TreeHive café+ play

TreeHive cafe + play is a safe place dedicated for children and adults to play, relax and enjoy themselves. TreeHive serves as a multipurpose space where children are able to have supervised played in the play room, while caregivers can work or relax in the coffee-shop area. The main focus of TreeHive is the well-being of caregivers and children. We’re beyond thankful this wonderful business is a dedicated Gold Sponsor for No Child Wet Behind for the second year in a row!

Goldfish Swim

The staff at Goldfish Swim School, located in Dublin and Westerville, are passionate about teaching kids how to swim. They offer year round swim lessons to kiddos age 4 months to 12 years, Family Swim Time, swim teams, party rentals, and more. Goldfish is the go-to place for swimming lessons in Columbus, Ohio! We are proud to have their support at a Bronze Sponsor this year!

614 Mom

We are excited to have 614 Mom as a Gold Sponsor for our event. 614 mom, Eryn, is a one stop shop for all women in Central Ohio. She is a blogger out of Columbus sharing her stories of life as a mom, her favorite places around town, date night suggestions and the best activities to do with your children.

The main focus of 614 Mom is to empower women to be who they truly are while balancing relationships. Reading her blogs are a refreshing way for mothers to know that they are not alone and that there are other people sharing the same struggles as they are. Her passion for family and emotional support is an inspiration to all of her readers.

Eryn is also a large advocate for local businesses and charities, and always looking or new opportunities to support them. This philosophy and is why we were so lucky that she wanted to be a part of our 5k!

Bexley Animal Hospital

Bexley Animal Hospital is run by a team of five—Dr. Stephanie McClure, Lynn Lawler, MacKenzie Holt, Molly Holt, and Tammy Homish. All five of these women are dedicated to providing exceptional medical care to your animals in the Columbus area in the form of diagnostic, pharmaceutical, surgical and grooming services in addition to a variety of other pet-care options. Bexley Animal Hospital is a valued Bronze Sponsor for this year’s No Child Wet Behind 5k.

Dynamic Detail

Dynamic Detail is a local car detailing company that provides a variety of quality services. Their offerings range from a standard wash to a complete auto detail. We’re thankful to have them as a Bronze Sponsor this year!

Giant Eagle Marketplace Express in Bexley

Giant Eagle Marketplace Express in Bexley is a great shopping experience for the whole family! Not only does the Marketplace District serve as a grocery store, there is a full-service restaurant that families can sit down and enjoy lunch or dinner together.  We’re excited to have them as a Bronze Sponsor this year. They are also donating bananas and bottled water on race day!


Postali is a Strategic Legal Marketing team located in Columbus, Ohio. The company runs direct mail campaigns for attorneys across the country and creates award-winning websites that rank highly in search engines and provide quality information about legal services. Postali is a team made up of designers, developers, content writers, business strategists and legal entrepreneurs. The company is a valued Bronze Sponsor for this year’s No Child Wet Behind 5k.

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters is a local micro-roaster in Columbus that serves some of highest quality coffee in the state! We are beyond thankful to have them as a Bronze Sponsor for our event. They have been serving exceptional coffee with a smile in our local community since 1988.

Thank you for helping us to #ChangeColumbus!

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