Dear Friend of the Madeleine Hindman Memorial Fund,


Thank you for your support over the years of the Madeleine Hindman Memorial Fund and the Madeleine Memorial 5K Christmas Stroll. This will be our ninth year. Hard to believe. Of course I don't have to hardly mention the effect that Covid has had on nearly every aspect of our lives. The Christmas Stroll is no exception. 


Changes, of course, will have to be made this year to keep everyone safe, but we plan to move forward with the Madeleine Memorial 5K Christmas Stroll on December 19. We will not be able to have our usual food after the race, or the photo booth or face painting, etc., but we do have a beautiful evening planned. There will be thousands of beautiful Christmas lights, a pleasant 5K walk/run/stroll, an awesome long-sleeved t-shirt, the Zack Walther band and even Santa Claus plans to make an appearance. We have arranged for a staggered start in order to space out our participants.  It has all the ingredients for a safe, fun, Christmasy event.  December is a very busy time of year, but I hope that you and yours will find your way over to Gruene Lake Village on the 19th to join in our festivities.


This year, 2020, has been a difficult year financially on many local businesses and individuals. Because of this, we felt it would be appropriate to do our fundraising a little differently. We have many sponsors that have been consistently generous over the years. We plan to put them on the back of our T-shirts regardless of their ability to contribute this year. That being said, we would love for people to contribute to the Madeleine Hindman Memorial Fund and be sponsors of this year’s stroll. If you are a sponsor in 2020 (deadline December 4th), we will be certain to have you on the back of the T-shirt.  Sponsorships, this year, will not include any registrations for the event.


In previous years we had sponsorship tiers of $100, $500, $1000 and $1500.  This time, we are asking people to give generously as they are able. The Madeleine Hindman Memorial Fund has been able to bless many, many local children over the last 9 years. It is our hope that we will be able to continue to do so. Our mission is to bless the children of New Braunfels with Dance, Work and Play. That is our mission, that is our goal. I would love for you to help us reach that goal.


If you are able to sponsor, I would direct you to the donation page at the New Braunfels Area Community Foundation’s website. Go to www.nbacf.org. click the Donate tab and find the “Madeleine Hindman Memorial Fund” in the dropdown.


Registration information for the 9th Annual Madeleine Memorial 5K Christmas Stroll can be found at www.madeleinehindmanmemorialfund.com


Blessings to you and yours during this most wonderful time of the year,



The Hindmans: Michael, Raquel, Karlina and Annalise with Madeleine always in our hearts