German American Bank presents Shamrock Sprint

Date -
Saturday, March 18, 2023

Registration – Click Here

Shamrock Sprint, presented by German American Bank, is a Saint Patrick’s Day themed free kids run to welcome spring. The event features two races, a 1/2K and a 2K. The 1/2K race (awards for kids Kindergarten and under) and the 2K race (12 years old and younger) have kids running down the blocked-off streets of downtown Franklin. Sponsorships from the event support Kids on the Block programs in Simpson County.

Race Results: 2022

Workout Anytime presents Dash for Sheldon

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

Dash for Sheldon is a free kids run sponsored by Workout Anytime Glasgow and held every fall in Glasgow, Kentucky. Named in memory of the title sponsor’s brother Sheldon, this free kids run draws over 100 children ages 12 and under to Beaver Creek Park. Sponsorships go toward presenting programs in Barren and Hart Counties. This event is FREE.

Onsite Registration/Runner Check In: 7:30am-8:30am
Kids on the Block Puppet Program: 8:30am
1/2K Race: 9:00am
2K Race: 9:30am (or directly after the 1/2K race)

Registration: Click here

Race Results: 2021, 2022

South Central Bank & Foundation Solutions Group presents Points for Puppets Tennis Tournament to benefit Kentucky Kids on the Block and South Warren Tennis

Date -
June 10th-11th, 2023

Points for Puppets is an annual tennis tournament. This two-day summer event draws a crowd of approximately 125 tennis players from all over the Commonwealth and is a part of the Central Kentucky Tennis Tournament series.

Registration Opens: June 6th, 2023
Registration Ends: June 11th, 2023


Garden Tour and Tea lunch provided by Wild Eggs

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Kids on the Block Garden Tour and Tea is the most longtime fundraiser supporting educational puppet programs in Kentucky. Attendees go on a self guided tour of seven to eight local home and business gardens. A lunch provided by Wild Eggs takes place at a tea site in the afternoon.

Scotty’s Pound the Pavement

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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Scotty’s Pound the Pavement is an annual kids run kicking off the start of the new school year. The event features three races (1/2K, 2K, 3K) for children up to age 14. Held at Kerieakes Park in the heart of Bowling Green, over 400 children each receive a finishers medal and compete for awards at the end.



Race Results:


2K Race

3K Race

Gerald Printing presents Jamie’s Shot

Date -
Monday, September 19th, 2022
Time -
9:00 AM
Location -
Bowling Green Country Club

Gerald Printing Presents Jamie’s Shot is an annual golf scramble held in memory of Kids on the Block Co-founder Jamie Gaddie Higgins. Attracting over 130 golfers each Fall, the event features breakfast & lunch by Wild Eggs and hole contests sponsored by local businesses.

Rain Date: TBA

Carly Dunn

Grant Professional / Development Assistant

I started working at Kids on the Block as a Development Intern January of 2021. As I was finishing my Bachelors of Arts in Theatre, I fell in love with the puppets! I loved everything we were doing, especially our work in Child Abuse Prevention. Following my graduation from WKU, I was brought on as a Development Assistant and Grant Professional. It’s been an amazing adventure since! 

When I’m not helping with the puppets, you might find me singing, reading, or geeking out over the latest theatre news. I also enjoy trying out new adventures with my husband, Reggie, our dog and two cats.