SRW Walk-a-Thon Was a Huge Success
God blessed the students of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School with a beautiful day as they took to the streets on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the fifth SRW Walk-a-Thon. The goal of the Walk-a-Thon was not only to encourage physical fitness among students, but also to encourage the spirit of working together to earn money for a specific reason. The funds from this year’s Walk-a-Thon were designated for the gym renovation project including a new floor and ceiling, the addition of a kitchen for concessions and restrooms.
Each grade level from Preschool through Grade 8 promised to walk for one hour to raise money for the construction of the new gymnasium. They solicited pledges from family members, friends, and businesses. Over 110 parents and grandparents joined the students and teachers, volunteering to walk or work at the several stations set up in the path of the walk; hula hoops, jump ropes, water, and pictures. Spirits were high and the energy was contagious!
It is with great pride that we can proclaim that our goal has been reached plus some! With 68% of full family participation over $27,300 was collected. This is the most ever! In February of 2019, the gym renovation will begin. The support from this amazing community, parish and school, will touch the lives of many children for years to come. Thank you for your generosity!
Submitted by, SRW Co-Principal, Mrs. Martha Dodd
Director of Development & Discipleship, Ss. Robert & William Parish