Become a Sponsor!

Hello Friends-

February 24, 2019, marked the 9th anniversary of our beautiful daughter Danielle’s passing from this world.  The empty void felt every day and the heartfelt sadness from not having the hugs, love, and joy from our daughter is ever present; Danielle is missed terribly.  Thankfully, the continued outpouring of thoughts, expressions of love, shared memories of Danielle and her remarkable personality, free spirit, and love for people and life, reminds us how much Danielle continues to surround us as much as possible.  As a way to continue commemorating the beautiful life we all shared for 14 years, we are planning the eighth annual Danielle’s Dash 5k Run/Walk and invite you to join us.

Danielle’s Dash 5k Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 11, at 8:00 am CST at Yellig Park in Santa Claus.

We are once again looking for Corporate Sponsors to help support this very special cause.  So many of you have so generously and graciously stepped up prior (or every year!) and for that we are so humbly grateful and would appreciate your continued support.

Danielle Nicole Reinke, at the young age of 14 years, passed away unexpectedly in a tragic auto accident on February 24, 2010.  Danielle was an honor student, a gifted athlete, and friend to all who met her.  She was very proud of her school, HH athletics, her family, and her Christianity.  Danielle was also known for her beautiful big smile and wonderful sense of humor.  She made friends everywhere she went.

All proceeds of Danielle’s Dash go to the Danielle Nicole Reinke Heritage Hills Scholarship Fund.  Your support of this event will help continue Danielle’s scholarship fund to grow, allowing Danielle to help her fellow Heritage Hills High School students’ journey on to their higher education.   To date, fourteen (14) $1,000 scholarships have been presented in Danielle’s memory.

Corporate Sponsorship is $150; we will proudly display your company’s name on the back of the race t-shirt as thanks for your part in helping Danielle’s Dash, as well as  social media posts, and being named on our website, www.daniellereinke.org .

Again, we cannot thank you enough for your consideration and support of Danielle and continuing her legacy.

Click here to download the full letter and sponsorship form.

~ Family and Friends of Danielle Nicole

501C-3/EIN 35-1725475 / TID 0105423459

Previous Scholarship Recipients

16 recipients in Danielle’s honor and memory thanks to our sponsors!

  • 2011: Megan Byers
  • 2012: Heidi Greulich
  • 2013: Cadie DellaMorta, Megan Ficker
  • 2014: *Danielle’s Graduation Class* Allyson Waninger, Bailey Pierson, Gina Wahl, Cora Lopez, Olivia Morris
  • 2015: Greer Neff, Madison Gogel, Mariah Burdin
  • 2016: Delaney Merder, Seth Bolin
  • 2017: Kayley Bauer, Brittany Tempel


Dan & Kathy Reinke (812) 686-0909
Lavonne & Keith Griepenstroh