NCMIC fundraiser raises $57,570 for nonprofit groups
NCMIC’s 2021 Battle of the ‘Burbs run held Aug. 7 raised $57,570 for nonprofit and community betterment efforts in Clive, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines. “We could not be more pleased with the success of this year’s Battle of the ‘Burbs,” NCMIC CEO Mike McCoy said in a statement. “After a year away [because of the pandemic], it was wonderful hosting this event again.” Battle of the ‘’Burbs pits five Des Moines suburbs against one another in a competition to earn support for their community’s betterment efforts. The 2021 Battle of the ‘Burbs included two new suburbs — Urbandale and Johnston — and raised almost $2,000 more than in 2019. This year’s run also set a record with 517 runners participating in the 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Runs combined.