Friends of the Poor© Walk

Fort Wayne District FOP Walk

Parkview Field (downtown Fort Wayne)

1301 Ewing Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

October 01, 2023 3:00 PM (Registration begins at 2:00 PM)

Coordinator Contact

Lara Schreck

260-456-3561 x120


District Council of Fort Wayne

Join the St. Vincent de Paul Society at a special fundraising event to support those most vulnerable in NE Indiana!  We will begin at beautiful Parkview Field with a special pre-walk TAILGATE PARTY at 1:00 p.m. celebrating the impact SVDP has made over the past year through the hard work of dedicated volunteers. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy food, drinks, music, and an ICE CREAM TRUCK followed by a presentation/blessing by our spiritual advisor, Fr. Kevn Bauman.

You will then have 3 possible options for the walk: 3 miles, 1.25 miles, or 1/3 mile (one lap around the concourse). The full 3-mile route winds through downtown Fort Wayne past the Cathedral, the SVDP Thrift Store, and St. Patrick's.  Bring friends and family to get some exercise, have fun, and raise awareness of the poverty that continues to exist in our community. Thank you in advance for your support!


The Friends of the Poor® Walk is a national event coordinated by the Development Team at the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


For questions about the National FOP® Walk Program, please contact the FOP Walk Team at


Local Sponsors

Current Total


Online - $11314 | Offline - $34062

Goal - $60000


Top Walkers

  1. CHARLES HATTEN - $1350
  2. Fr Tom Shoemaker - $1312
  3. Sam Schenkel - $930
  4. Fr Nathan Maskal - $840
  5. Fr. Mark Enemali - $805

Registered Walkers