Champions Run Junior programming is nationally recognized as some of the best junior programming in the country. Our Coaches and Pro's know what it takes to provide a truly memorable experience to both the kids and adults at the club. P
Below you can meet some of our staff who head up our junior programming
Creative Director & Director of Aquatics & Fitness
Ben joined the Champions Run staff in March of 2014. In addition to directing the operations of the pool, snack bar, and fitness center, he also helps manage club activities and other duties. Ben has an extensive background in pool management, web and media design, and video production. Ben also runs the summer swim and dive teams and swim lesson programs. The Kraken swim team has won a consecutive 4 city championships, is Nationally recognized, and is one of the largest swim teams in the country.
Kathy Hawkins has been Director of Tennis & Head Tennis Professional at Champions Run since 1997. Kathy is a USPTA Level I certified tennis professional; in 2005, she was selected as the USPTA Nebraska Tennis Professional of the Year. From 1981 to 1986, she coached the University of Nebraska women’s tennis team. In her own college days at UNL, she was a Big 8 doubles champion. Kathy is also the MRT certified owner and manager of Centre Court, Inc., and coordinates and teaches tennis programs at Miracle Hill. Her enthusiasm for tennis has proved contagious – the junior tennis program at Champions Run is one of the largest in the state! Don’t hesitate to contact Kathy with questions about Champions Run tennis.
PGA Golf Professional, Merchandiser
Dawn Neujahr joined Champions Run in 2002 as Merchandiser for The Club. She brought with her 12 years of merchandising experience from other private clubs in the Omaha area. We have enjoyed experiencing first hand her fabulous displays and outstanding merchandise selections in the Golf Shop. In addition to her service and merchandising skills, Dawn is also a member of the PGA of America and has been recognized as Nebraska Section, PGA Private Merchandiser of the Year for 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014. In addition to merchandising, Dawn enjoys being involved with our Ladies Leagues, Junior Golf and instruction. Dawn was awarded the Bill Strausbaugh Award for 2016. This award recognizes PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.
I can not say enough about the planning, organization, commitment, patience, team building efforts and love this group has given to my daughters and so many others!! If you are ever thinking about joining a Club as a golf member or social member look no farther. The swim team experience alone is worth it!!
Scott ended up at the club Friday evening to see all of the festivities and kids having a spectacular time and the parents enjoying the event as well. I have never seen such a great party for so many children of all ages. There were events going on all over the club and quite well managed as well. The staff deserves a super big thank you... I truly believe that we have the best club in Omaha and the event that you all put on and worked was a huge undertaking.
A sincere thank you for all you do to provide a stellar experience year round. The Champions Team rocks! We love all the junior programs the club has to offer. They are truly one of a kind. Happy Holidays from the Haase Family!