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. 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.
Goal Achievement – The class that raises the most money towards reaching the school’s goal will get to participate in a special event 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 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 they do 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.