Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $5,070
Event Amount Raised: $18,000
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: November 3, 2017
Tackan Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School came together to support its Parent-Teacher Association while having fun and staying healthy.
On Nov. 2, the school hosted a Boosterthon Fun Run to raise money for the school’s PTA while also keeping its students active. Prior to the run, students garnered pledges and sponsors from family members and friends for each lap they ran. In total, Tackan Elementary School raised more than $18,000 to benefit its PTA. Pledges came from 25 different states and five different countries.
Dressed in their Tackan Fun Run T-shirts, the students marched out class by class with their banners and were introduced as they ran through the inflatable tunnel. The track was set up in the front of the school, and students completed between 30-35 laps as teachers marked off each lap on the lap of their shirts. To make it even more fun, students had different activities to do during the laps such as skipping, dancing and walking.
Photo caption: On Nov. 2, Tackan Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District held a Boosterthon Fun Run for its students and raised more than $18,000 to benefit the school’s PTA.
Photos courtesy of Smithtown Central School District