A class of first graders at Village Elementary do some pre Jog-a-thon stretching.
Ready, Set, GO!
Village Elementary First Graders are off and running at the annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser.
Village Elementary Jog-a-thon a Huge Success
Tuesday, February 26 the first through fifth graders at Village Elementary assembled on the high school track for the annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser. Wednesday, February 27, the Jog-a-thon made its way to the ECDC. Many volunteers and participants donned their new Jog-a-thon shirts and the track was lined with parents eager to cheer the students or spray them with water to help cool them.
The weather was absolutely perfect for this much loved FUNdraiser at the school. There were walkers, joggers, strollers, younger siblings, parents, wheelchair athletes and volunteers from the USS Coronado. Principal Whitney DeSantis and Vice Principal Tom Bevilacqua joined the students on the track.
Principal Whitney DeSantis and Vice Principal Tom Bevilacqua walked with every group of students.
Prior to the event, students ask for pledges from family, friends and neighbors and promise to jog or walk for a period of 30 minutes. The event is organized by volunteers from the PATT (Parents and Teachers Together) and was once again generously sponsored by local Orthodontist Diane Milberg, D.D.S.
Fourth and fifth graders make their way around the track. Sherril Altstadt of Coronado Home Care with a student.
The Jog-a-thon is co-sponsored by the following fabulous businesses:
Coronado Training Center, eCoronado.com, Emerald City, MyMilitarySavings.com, Park Life Real Estate, The Law Office of Terry J. Chapko, The Law Offices of Ronis and Ronis and Coronado Home Care. All business supplies this year were provided by Business Products Express and water for each and every participant was donated by Boney’s Bayside Market. Which Wich?, The Coronado Community center, Vintage Village Theatres, Vaughan Multisport, Inc. and Islander Sports Foundation donated prizes for our top money earners in each grade and our shirt prize drawing winners. The NadoLife, Inc. restaurants, MooTime Creamery, Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q, Leroy’s and Village Pizzeria were once again extremely generous and supportive of the event by providing a pizza party for the winning class and coupons and a free Mini Moo for each and every child participating in the Jog-a-thon. THANK YOU to all our wonderful sponsors, contributors, volunteers, teachers and everyone who helped make Jog-a-thon 2013 a great success!
Crew members from the USS Coronado helped set up, jogged with the students and helped clean up! What a fantastic partner in education these sailors are . Thanks guys.
Sue Smith’s third grade class will enjoy the pizza party for earning over $1,200 in donations. The student with the most pledges was fifth grader Jake Ruth who collected $600 in donations. Grade level winners are as follows: Olivia Gorken (first grade), Addison Welsh (second grade), Stephen Smith and Ciara Bower (third grade), Grant Gorken (fourth grade). Total donations for this year’s event have exceeded $25,000.
The money raised through the Jog-a-thon efforts helps support programs for all students at Village Elementary. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!
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Thanks to our "official" Jog-a-thon photographer, parent volunteer Meredith Hinz.
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