Our 2021 Marathon kicked off on Friday, Sept 24. This is one of our BIGGEST fundraising events! Our students will be reaching out to their neighbors, local businesses, alumni and community for pledges.
Fr. George announced our school’s marathon goal is $50,000 this year! We surpassed our GOAL! So, Fr. George will host a pizza party for the top three classes bringing in the most money per student. AND he will serve donuts on St. Nicholas Day (Dec 6th) and play bingo before Thanksgiving break. In addition to that, Mrs. Sigurdson will also award the students & staff with an extra day off of school for Christmas Break (Jan 3).
Each student received a sheet to keep track of the pledges they have collected. Each student is encouraged to bring in pledge money daily. Those individuals who bring in $10 or more a day, will get their name in the daily drawing for a Dairy Queen gift card! 🍦 For every $10 that a student brings in, they will get their name in the drawing. They can earn up to 10 entries per day. Each class will also have the opportunity to win each day as well. The class bringing in the top amount each day will be recognized and will then have a little fun with their teacher or another staff member taking the hit! Staff will have the opportunity to be doused with silly string, a bucket of water, a pie in the face, or be made into a sundae!
On October 20th, students did service work in the community instead of walking for the Marathon. This was something that we implemented in 2018 and we have received positive feedback from our community and families about integrating service and putting our “Gratitude into Action”.
2021 Money raised as of Oct 27th – $69,962.41!!
Take a moment to check out this video we created! We would greatly appreciate your donation to our school!
Business Donation form (please print and include with your donation)
Letter to Parents (explaining the how the Marathon works)
We are looking for volunteers! We are seeking out parent helpers for our Marathon Day of Service on Oct 20th and we are asking for volunteers to promote & seek out Marathon donations after masses at our AFC churches & St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar. Please contact our St. Mary’s Marathon Coordinator, Ms. Geislinger at 320-365-3693 Ext.
If you would like to donate to the Marathon, please contact our school at 320-365-3693.
MARATHON DRESS UP DAYS:
Thursday, Oct 14th – Theology Thursday – Dressing our Best to Honor God at Mass
Friday, Oct 15th – Fluorescent Friday – Wear neon colors
Monday, Oct 18th – ‘Merica Monday – Dress in Red, White & Blue
Tuesday, Oct 19th – Team Tuesday – Support your favorite team with a jersey today!
Wednesday, Oct 20th – Working Wednesday – Wearing our Marathon Shirts
(Marathon t-shirt will be given to students on Oct 20th)