Dec. 5, 2018 – West Bend, WI – On the eve of Pete Rettler’s 25 Runs of Gratitude a conversation was held between Rettler and a staffer at The Ellen Show.
That’s The Ellen Degeneres Show …. if you’re not familiar.
The hot topic of conversation is Rettler’s runs and how he is going to spend the next 25 days running 2.5 miles, trying to raise $25,000 for charities connected to the United Way of Washington County.
It’s his way of celebrating 25 years of good health, running every single day, and supporting the wonderful non-profit organizations in the community.
As far as the phone call from The Ellen Show.
Rettler said his phone blew up while he was out on a run Tuesday afternoon. The call was coming from Burbank, California which is home to Walt Disney and Warner Bros. studio. He thought it was a spam call until he listened to the message.
The call was from Sommer Green, a staffer at The Ellen Show.
The pair talked about 15 minutes and then set up a Skype interview for Wednesday afternoon. Rettler conducted the interview from his office at Moraine Park Technical College.
“We talked about whether I watched The Ellen Show and then she asked if I could tell Ellen anything what that would be and I told her I was watching the George Bush funeral today and they mentioned his humor and making fun of himself and Ellen does the same thing. She tries to stay away from politics and I think that’s good because there are great people on both sides of the aisle,” said Rettler.
At one point Rettler said he thought he referred to Ellen as Roseanne … but he wasn’t quite sure.
“This definitely has ignited a spark and companies are coming forward to sponsor the run,” he said.
Rettler will be culminating the 25 Runs of Gratitude with a big event New Year’s Eve Day, Dec. 31.
Information is below if you would like to be part of the 25 Runs of Gratitude:
We are seeking sponsorships of $1,000 or less per day. The $1,000 gift will be matched $1 for $1 as a new corporate leadership gift by West Bend Mutual Insurance and Commerce State Bank. United Way will send an invoice for pledge made. If anyone has a question and would like to be a sponsor, they can follow up with me via phone at 262-338-3821 or email at:[email protected]. A sponsor has the option to select an open day/cause or we can fill in with an open day.
Below is an article about Rettler’s run as he wrapped up year 24.