The annual Red White & Blue 5K Run/Walk raised nearly $3,000 for veterans during a special event in September.

Nick Ockwig, operations/sales/project manager, at the Wausau Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau (Badger State Games) presented the $,2600 during a Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee group meeting in Rothschild in December.

The money was presented to Never Forgotten Honor Flight and will cover the expenses for five veterans to travel on the Honor Flight, which transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to view memorials built in their honor.

The Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee meets 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Denny’s in Rothchild. All veterans are welcome. The group provides support for each other and information of interest to veterans.

For more information, call Mike Heilmann at 715-355-5248.

Photo courtesy Mike Heilmann. Nick Ockwig, Badger State Games, presents $2,600 to Mike Thompson, Never Forgotten Honor Flight president.