St. Vincent de Paul School held its 6th Annual Jog-A-Thon on Friday, October 4th at Pioneer Park. One of the biggest fundraisers of the year, the Rock and Roll themed event raised more than $41,000 to benefit art, music, and technology programs at the school.
The school recently hired a music teacher and a portion of proceeds from the Jog-A-Thon will enhance the music program at the school. Additional funding will support the art program as well as technology upgrades, and professional development.
Students collected pledges from sponsors prior to the event. The students were dressed up as rock stars in fabulous costumes and some even had spray-painted hair as they ran laps in support of their school.
The students had an exciting visit from Mrs. California 2014, Staci Ortiz-Davis, who was on hand to cheer the students on as they ran laps while the DJ played their favorite rock & roll music.
“Our Jog-A-Thon was a huge success,” said Sister Kathleen Walsh, Principal of St. Vincent de Paul School. “The students had a great time participating and it raised much needed funds for our school.”
Students were recognized for special achievements including most spirited, most laps run, and for the greatest amount of pledges raised. Classrooms will be recognized for reaching fundraising milestones by celebrating with a class party at a local ice rink.
St. Vincent de Paul School is a Catholic, co-educational elementary school, founded in 1948 in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, St. Vincent’s services children from preschool through eighth grade. For information about the school, visit www.svscatholic.org or call (619) 296-2222.