Friday, September 20, 2019
Each fall, Lindsey PTO holds Laps 4 Lindsey – a walk-a-thon and fundraiser to benefit Robert C. Lindsey Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Our goal is to raise $15,000+ needed to support the programs and events we hold over the course of the school year for the students. Lindsey PTO will realize 100% of the monies collected. In addition to the monetary benefit to our organization, the students will gain an awesome health benefit training for and participating in the Laps 4 Lindsey walk-a-thon.
How it works
RAISE MONEY — Students ask family and friends for donations to support their individual walk effort and their school. We ask for a flat donation (e.g. not dollars per laps). All money is collected up front and recorded on the student donation envelope or accepted online. If each student collects a minimum of $40, we will reach our goal. Donation envelopes are due back to your child’s teacher from September 10th – September 20th. All students participate in the walk even if they do not collect donations.
GET READY — Prior to the walk, our gym teachers, Mrs. Nicolosi and Mr. Perusek, teach a walk/run unit in gym class to prepare the students for Laps 4 Lindsey. They will discuss stretching techniques, pacing strategies and talk about proper walking attire.
WALK — On walk day, the students will participate in Laps 4 Lindsey by grade. Each grade will walk for an appropriate amount of time on a course set-up behind Lindsey school. There will be music playing and lots of volunteers to cheer the students on. After the students finish their walk, they will be provided a bottle of water and an apple.
Laps are recorded using wristbands and the top classroom receives a special party. Special prizes are awarded to the classroom and the individual students who raise the most donations.
2nd and 3rd grades – 9:00 AM
K and 1st grades – 9:40 AM
4th and 5th grades – 10:20 AM
Goal Achievement – The class that raises the most money towards reaching the school’s goal will get to participate in a special event surprising the principal at the all-school assembly!
Grand Prize – Awarded to the student who raises the most money
Runner Up Prizes – Awarded to the student who raises the most money in each grade
Every student who raises $100 or more will have their name put into a basket and will have a chance to win a prize.
Every student who raises $50 or more will have their name put into a separate basket and will have a chance to win a prize.
Be a Sponsor!
EVERY STUDENT receives a Laps 4 Lindsey t-shirt to wear on the day of the walk thanks to our awesome corporate sponsors! Even if a student does not collect donations, they still get a shirt and participate. Visit our Sponsorship page for details.
R.C. Lindsey Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a non-profit organization (501c3), therefore all donations are tax deductible.