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Walk-a-thon (WAT)

 

                                                                   

 

2018 Country Lane Colts Walkathon

Saturday, October 20th from 9:00am to 1:00pm

 


WHEN IS THE WALKATHON?

The Walkathon will take place at Country Lane School on Saturday, October 20th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Families are welcome, and encouraged, to come and cheer for the Country Lane walkers throughout the day.

 

WHY A WALKATHON?

If you’re new to Country Lane, our annual Walkathon is one of Country Lane Home and School Club’s (H&SC) largest fundraising events, providing funding for one-third of H&SC’s annual budget.  H&SC is Country Lane’s equivalent to the PTA.

Students, staff and friends walk the school track (roughly 0.2 mile) for per lap pledges or flat pledges promised by the participant’s sponsors.  Prizes are awarded to students for different levels based on the number of laps completed.

Besides being a fun event, the money raised goes toward programs that benefit all Country Lane students.  This year’s money will fund any/all of the following:

 

  •      Computer Lab Specialist
  •      Classroom Supply Supplements
  •      Field Trip Funds
  •      Educational Assemblies
  •      Art Vista Program
  •      Computer Equipment/Software
  •      Much More!

 

100% of the funds students raise will go directly to the Country Lane Home & School Club, to benefit our students.

 

This is your chance to have fun with your friends, get fit, and help make this a great year for Country Lane!

 

 

WAT Volunteer Sign Up

We would love to have every family volunteer at least one hour during the Walkathon.  It’s a great way to have something fun to do while the kids make their rounds on the track.  There are a wide variety of roles to pick from, to meet everyone’s interests.  

 

WAT Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you own your own business or work for a company that would like to get more publicity in our community? Contact Tonya Gazzera at tonyasgazzera@yahoo.com to hear about sponsorship opportunities.  Click here to see our WAT sponsor letter and form

 

 

 - If I make a per-lap pledge, can I set a maximum or not-to-exceed amount?

Yes.  In the per-lap pledge section, there is a space where you can set a maximum dollar amount to donate.  This ensures you won’t be surprised if the student greatly exceeds his or her lap goal.

 

- Can my Company match my donation?

Yes there is a link at the top of the page “Matching” where you can find all the information about your company’s matching program. Make sure you request for company matching to double your donation.

 

 

- Will the donor receive a receipt or confirmation of their donations?

Yes, they will receive a confirmation email, with Country Lane’s tax ID listed, for tax purposes.

 

 

 

Dates to Remember

 

Sept 11 – T-shirt winner announced

Sept 12 –T-shirt sale begins

Sept 19 - T-shirt orders due

Sept 26 - Registration, pledge forms & raffle tickets going home

Oct 6 & 13 Work Party at Tonya Gazzera's

 Oct 17 - Pledge forms due

Oct 20 – Medieval Times Walkathon!

 

How Can Students & Parents Get Involved?

 

- Enter the T-shirt design contest

- Raise money from pledges

- Become a sponsor

- Buy raffle tickets

- Participate and volunteer at the WAT – we have many needs. Please ask us!

 

Questions? Like to Help?

Contact WAT Committee Co-Chairs:

Tonya Gazzera
tonyasgazzera@yahoo.com

408-772-5577