Rock'n Ready Initiative

Rock’n Ready (formerly Stuff the Bus) is a countywide collaboration to ensure each child in Jackson County returns to school with basic school supplies needed for success on the first day of school.

In 2017, 588 students received a free backpack and limited basic school supplies with an estimated value over $23,000. Remaining supplies are distributed to the 4 school districts allowing schools to provide limited supplies beyond the distribution event and into the academic year. Three hundred volunteers served approximately 750 hours in collecting, sorting and counting supplies as well as set up and actual distribution of supplies. 

Families can register for the Rock’n Ready school supplies by calling United Way 211 or 812.367.6666 during the registration period which is determined annually.  Registered families will receive a postcard with time to pick up their supplies.

Rock’n Run 5K Run/Walk will keep your pulse up and your hair big with a Rock Star Theme. Dress up like your favorite music star and  enjoy live  music along the route and at the Rock'n Ready Festival following the run.

The walk/run begins and ends at Seymour High School. The routes take you through paved, scenic neighborhoods surrounding SHS, mostly flat terrain. All turns will be well marked, have a water station and the course will be peppered with live music and “groupies” to cheer you on to the finish line!

Course and registration information can be found at www.Indianatiming.com. Indiana Timing will track all participants. Personal times will be available immediately after completion of the event and will be posted online.

Proceeds from the race benefits the Rock’n Ready Initiative.

Rock Star Sponsor:  German American Bank

Leading Sponsors: Anthem, Central Christian Church, Cummins SEP, Jackson County Dental, Schneck      Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Serving Sponsors: FOE Seymour Aerie No. 655, Inc., Integrity Mortgage, Jackson County Lodge #146, F.& A.M.

Helping Sponsors: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Blue & Co., LLC., Delta Delta Epsilon Sigma, Fitness 1440, Fraternal Order of Police No. 108, Immanuel Lutheran Church, JCB, Jackson County Community Service Council, Knights of Columbus,  SMX Staffing, Seymour Catholic Mens Club 77

Other Sponsors:  Anytime Fitness, B2 Bikes & Boards, Blondies Pizzeria & Pub, Brooklyn Pizze, Bullwinkles, Chillicen, Cindy Ruddick, City of Seymour, Cornerstone Community Church, Cricket Wireless, Culligan, Ewing Unique & Boutique, LLC., Hibbet Sports, Jackson County Chiropractic, Jackson County Recycling, Java Joint,  Jordan Richart, Jubilee Flowers and Gifts,  MainSource Bank, Maria Hauersperger, Maurices, Old National Bank, Pizza Palace, Progressive Physical Therapy, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rose acres, Seymour High School,  Shoe Sensation, Skylar Cash, The Office Center, The Point, This Old Guitar, Valeo, Westwind Sign LTD,  WJAA Total Rock Radio, Walmart, and Westwind Sign LTD