TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Wabash Valley students made a plea for their education Monday.
St. Patrick School held its annual “Race for Education” event.
It’s an activity where students write letters to their family and friends asking them to make a donation to the St. Patrick School Parent Club.
Students then run a quarter mile loop around a park for an hour to thank their family and friends for their support.
Organizers of the event say it’s a great way to make children active in their education.
“It’s a great opportunity for the kids to have an hour where they get to come out around the park. They get to do a limo station. We have an exercise station, they do laps so it gets them more active. And it gets them excited about their school. And the money that we raise goes directly towards our school. Last year we founded the computer lab here. And this year we’re doing school and playground improvement,” Parent Club member Devon Kinne said.
This is the 6th Year for “Race for Education.”
The money the St. Patrick’s School Parent Club raises also goes towards volunteer services, social activities and financial assistance.