The Unit 40 Mentoring Program selects a participating business each year as the recipient for the "Extra-Distance" Award. The winner is chosen based on the impact their participation has had on the program and its children by "going the extra distance for our children".

In addition to the Extra Distance Award, one business is recognized for being an important Supporting Partner. These business/organization partners are chosen based on the number of new mentors they have brought to the program, and the impact they have had on their young friends.

Also, the Mentoring Program has a New Participation Award that is given to a local business or organization that, for the first time, has contributed to the financial support of the Program.

The following is a list of those who have been recognized for one or more of these awards: 

  • Agracel
  • Broken Arrow Roadrunner's Running Club
  • Christ's Church
  • Effingham Noon Rotary
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Heartland Dental Care
  • Hodgson Mills
  • Innovative Staff Solutions
  • Joe's Pizza & Pasta
  • Martin's IGA
  • McDonald's
  • New Hope Church
  • Patterson Technology
  • Sherwin Williams


Extra Distance Award