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Community wide event in support of critically injured police officer

The entire Adsit family will be participating in the Rise & Run 5K on May 2 in Castle Pines.  Officer John Adsit was severely injured on December 3 but he has made incredible positive strides in his recovery.

By Amy Shanahan; photo courtesy of the Adsit family

The Castle Pines community is coming together to support a wonderful person who bravely supports others every day.   Denver Police Officer John Adsit was severely injured in December 2014 when he was hit by a car at East High School.  Officer Adsit was escorting students during a protest when he was critically injured and he has undergone numerous surgeries during the past three months.

Adsit and his family have been active members of Foundry Church in Castle Pines for the last several years and Adsit has often lent his talents as a singer and musician to the worship services.  Immediately after Adsit received his injuries, his church family stepped in to help.

Foundry Church will be hosting the Rise & Run 5K on May 2 in order to raise money for the Adsit family to offset many of their medical expenses.  The event will begin and end at Foundry Church, and the course will wind through Castle Pines neighborhoods and nearby Elk Ridge Park.  A community-wide event will be held at the finish line with fun activities for children, live music, food, refreshments and vendor booths.  

Foundry Church staff member Jen Prosser remarked, “Our congregation was shaken by the accident in December and we are dedicated to supporting John and his family long-term.  We are grateful for the chance to honor this family with a fun community event.  We are thankful for the enthusiastic response to the Rise & Run 5K.  We invite everyone to join us as a runner or a volunteer.”

The title sponsor for the event is Advantage Security Incorporated, a Colorado security firm whose staff considers John Adsit to be a colleague and friend.  The Castle Pines Connection is proud to be a sponsor as well, and the church is looking for additional sponsors, volunteers, and runners.

Officer Adsit’s wife Michelle has been touched and overwhelmed by the response to this event that has changed her family’s lives.  “I do not want to be silent about the overwhelming sense of gratitude I am feeling for each and every one of you.  The comments you are posting and the messages you are leaving for our family are so encouraging right now.  My children and I are listening to you!  You are getting us through our darkest hours.  Your financial support, emotional support, physical support and, most importantly, your prayers have been an AMAZING blessing.  I am forever grateful to you all!  Finally, just as a reminder, God is good, He is in control, and His plans are better than ours.”

The Rise & Run 5K will take place on May 2 at 8 a.m., starting at Foundry Church in the King Soopers parking lot.  To participate or for more information, visit



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