2013 Jog-A-Thon – Thursday, October 24th
Picture this. Over one hundred kids lined up at their class’s “start line.”…..The theme to “Chariots of Fire” begins to blare over the loud speaker….. the excitement builds and then the announcer says, “Ready, set, go!”, and the kids are off…..running to raise money for the school programs they love……
The McKinley Parent Teacher Club’s JOG-A-THON is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers and your support is vital. Most importantly this is the only event where the kids take the lead in raising money for their school. Did you know that most of McKinley’s music/dance, art, and Spanish programs are no longer funded by the school district? The only reason our kids get to participate in these programs is because we raise the money to fund them.
The kids will run laps around a track in the McKinley field and blacktop (approx. 1/8 mile lap for K-1st graders, 1/4 mile lap for 2nd-5th graders). Most students run 8-10 laps.
Grades K & 1st: 9:40am – 10:00am
Grades 2nd & 3rd: 10:15am – 11:00 am
Grades 4th & 5th: 11:15am – 12:00pm
We are asking students who are able and willing to participate to get their families, friends, neighbors, and/or parent/guardian co-workers to sponsor them in the jog-a-thon. Although most families have found it easier to collect “flat donations” from sponsors (e.g. $25 for the whole event), some families/sponsors prefer to make per lap pledges (e.g. $1/lap). Click here for a Sponsor Sheet.
You can also send an email to your prospective sponsors with the following link:
BUILD A FUNDRAISING WEBPAGE FOR YOUR CHILD!
Click here if you’d like to set up a personalized web page to get sponsors from friends and family outside of the area.
Students will receive a raffle ticket for each sponsor they collect and will be entered into a drawing for lots of great prizes, such as bikes, rock climbing tickets, museum passes, movie passes, and more. In order to be eligible for prizes, your child must turn in all donations by 4:00 pm to the classroom teacher on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013.
Jog-A-Thon T-Shirt………………………..All kids who raise $45 or more
Pizza Party with the Principal………All kids who raise $75 or more
Engraved Trophy…………………………..Top boy and girl runner (most laps) for each grade level
Class Party……………………………………..The class that raises the most money per student
Limo Ride to In & Out Burger……….Top 6 money raisers (Ride with Principal)
Parents also get to help out with the big event. There will be a volunteer sign-up sheet sent out in a couple of weeks. We will need parents to donate oranges, help mark the kids laps, hand out oranges and water during the race, or simply get out and run with the kids to keep their spirits up. If you are able to come and help out, it really is a blast! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Helen Newlin (or call 619-865-9616).
2012 Jog-A-Thon – Thursday, October 25th
462 students ran a total of 4,910 laps
Grand total = 865 miles
YOU RAISED $26,361!
2011 Jog-A-Thon – Thursday, October 20th
The 2011 jog-a-thon raised $17,125–yet another new school record. In all, 421 students ran a total of 4,551 laps for a total of 770.45 miles! Thanks to all the students and families who participated and made this event such a success.
A very special thanks to new McKinley parents Jean & Matt Rivaldi and their PromoDELI promotional company. Through their generosity, each child participating in this year’s Jog-a-thon received a reusable sports top water bottle with McKinley logo. Other sponsors included: Vertical Hold and Solid Rock Gym, Ultrazone Laser Tag, the Media Art Center, Belmont Park, the New Children’s Museum, Birch Aquarium, Yog-Art, PromoDeli.com, Speed Boat Adventures, and Flagship Cruises and Events.
The 2010 jog-a-thon raised $14,890–a new school record. Thanks to all the students and families who participated and made this event such a success. And a very special thanks to our wonderful sponsors!
Thanks to our generous sponsor.
- Each sponsor a child gets earns one raffle ticket for all the great prizes (so if you sign up 3 family members, your child has 3 chances to win a prize).
- The prizes are not limited to the top money earners this year, although the top 2-3 $$ earners will get a special date with Principal Julie.
- Students who raise $35 for the school get a McKinley Jog-a-thon T-shirt
- Students who raise $50 for the school get a T-shirt and a Pizza Party with the Principal!