Carlmont High School hosts its second annual “Dash for Dollars” on April 14 from 10:30-1:30 pm to help raise funds for the school’s facilities and programs.
The fun run was created last year by the Carlmont Student Academic Foundation currently ran by two seniors, Gianna Dimick and Lauren Denney who wanted to give back to Carlmont.
“We created a student branch of CAF (Carlmont Academic Foundation) so we could get more students involved," Dimick said. "We also do a phone bank where we call all the parents who donated money to CAF throughout the year and thank them for the donations. Parents really like to see that students care and it sends a good message when students get to do the talking for once.”
The CSAF created the fun run as a way to help CAF reach their monetary goal for the school year. The money earned from the event will go to basic school supplies, technological classroom upgrades, college guidance, and grants for student academic organizations.
“We decided a walkathon would be a good idea since many other schools in the area do them," Dimick said. "During one of our lunchtime meetings with our club, we tried to come up with a name for the fundraiser and Jack McDowell shouted out "Dash for Dollars" and we just went with it from there.”
The event encourages people of all ages to participate either as a runner, volunteer, a sponsor.
The registration fee is $20 and includes free pizza, a balloon toss, free giveaways, and a T-shirt.
Teams of six are encouraged to participate and will receive a discount.
Prizes will also be awarded for fastest racers, fundraising winners, and the team with the most spirit.
Come support Carlmont High School by walking or running for a cause!
To register or donate, click here.