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Run For Vets November 4, 2019

Run for Vets 

Year 20

 

Plans are underway for the 20th Annual Run/Walk for Vets, to be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 (rain date Nov. 5).  Once again, students, staff, parents, veterans and the community will come together to help raise money for local veteran causes.  Several sponsors have already volunteered to support our cause, and in return will have their business names and logos displayed on our student-designed event t-shirts.  Last year, several hundred participants helped raise money and gather donations to give to our local veteran organizations.

Run for Vets 2019 will again feature several popular categories, to include the one-mile run, one-mile walk, 3-student relay, mixed relay (2 students with one adult), 678 relay (one student from each middle school grade), and our most popular category, the "Golden Boot" and "Golden Flip-Flop" relays.  In this category, the Golden Boot trophy goes to the winning McAuliffe teacher and McAuliffe students relay team (all male). Our "Golden Flip-Flop" trophy is awarded to the winning McAuliffe teacher and McAuliffe students relay team (all female). Medals will also be awarded to the other winning participants of the one mile run.

Run for Vets is the culmination of our "Honor Our Vets" service learning initiative.  Many teachers and students contribute to this program through activities such as veteran oral history projects, a veteran "wall of fame" honoring veterans who are friends and family of McAuliffe students and staff, decorating our school, etc.  On November 4, we will begin the day with a breakfast for those McAuliffe students who would like to invite their special veterans, followed by several classroom Veteran visits.

For more information about sponsoring, volunteering, or participating in Run for Vets, contact teachers Jacqueline Volpe or Jennifer Padavano at McAuliffe at jvolpe@jacksonsd.org or jpadavano@jacksonsd.org.

 

Run for Vets Flyers