St. Rita students to ‘Race for Education’ April 27
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More than 250 St. Rita Catholic School students will lace up their running shoes and participate in the annual Race for Education fund-raiser.
The event will be from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., Friday, April 27, at St. Rita Catholic School, 6284 Valley Knoll Drive, Rockford. Money raised will provide funding for classroom iPads and other technology needed in the classrooms.
The Race for Education is a nationwide fund-raising jog-a-thon where students walk or jog around a designated area for one hour during the school day. Students raise money by gathering sponsors who make a donation toward their effort. It’s a fun and rewarding experience for the students and staff.
Patrick Flanagan, principal at St. Rita Catholic School, said: “Students really enjoy having the opportunity to make a contribution to their school, and they get to do it in a fun way. In addition to raising funds, it’s a great community-building activity.”
St. Rita will have more than 250 students, including pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade participating. In addition to the students, teachers, staff and parents, community members will also take part in the event.
For more about how iPads can benefit students in the classroom, visit www.stritasaints.org.
The Race for Education jog-a-thons began in 1996 and have taken place at more than 500 schools in 35 states.
Posted April 25, 2012
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