The Bellingham Public School Foundation and Communities in Schools of Whatcom County raised about $11,000 at the recent Race for Education 5K.
The press release from the Bellingham Public School Foundation about the event is below:
The Race for Education a Great Success!
Bellingham, Washington – October 18, 2011 – On Saturday, October 8, 2011, the sun came out for over 400 runners and walkers, over 40 volunteers, and the Bellingham High School Band, all who came together to participate in the third annual 5K Race for Education. This friendly fund-raiser in and around Civic Field was co-hosted by the Bellingham Public School Foundation and Communities in Schools of Whatcom County and generously sponsored by WECU. This year’s tripling of participation over prior years was the result of great support from our school community, resulting in proceeds of nearly $11,000, support that will directly benefit students. Geneva Elementary School won the prize for the highest percentage of school community participation with honorable mention going to Sehome High, Fairhaven Middle School, Shuksan Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary.
Our thanks to everyone who helped to make this a great success! Together, we can really make a difference!
The top three Male finishers were: R.B. Wick 16.10, Eric Bachmeier 17.23, and Thomas Race 17.57. The top three female finishers were: Alma McCurry 18.44, Jen Gallant 19.37 and Cynthia Calderon 21.24.
The Bellingham Public School Foundation supports and enriches learning experiences for students in Bellingham Public Schools by articulating the needs and engaging community support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and non-profit partners.
Communities in Schools uses funds to staff schools with resources coordinators, currently focused on Bellingham and Nooksack Valley Schools, and provide programming to reduce the dropout rate in Whatcom County.