View Ridge Elementary PTA

View Ridge Walkathon!

Thursday October 12, 2017 

 

A big THANK YOU to all those that made last year's Walkathon such a huge success! We raised over $20,000 in support of our great programs and events! With it, we are able to provide educator grants, school field trips, playground equipment, and funds for children in need of shoes and clothes. We are also able to put on fun events like the holiday store, movie nights, dances, and carnival!

 

What is Walkathon?

View Ridge PTA's annual fundraiser, held each fall. Students collect pledges and on the big day the whole school walks around the campus as many times as they can, cheered on by parents, local sports figures, police, firefighters, and more!

 

Why a Walkathon?

  • 100% of funds go directly to the PTA to support programs and events throughout the year
  • It encourages healthy activity in our kids and builds community
  • Your donation is fully tax-deductible, and eligible for employee matching funds (see below for more info)
  • We figure parents don't need another $18 tub of cookie dough or magazine subscription!

 

2016-17 prizes

$15 - Walkathon t-shirt
$30 - Dairy Queen frozen treat
$50 - Hand Clapper
$100 - View Ridge Foam Finger
$150 - Participation in the Principal Car Wash
$200 - Walkathon sweatshirt

Top Selling Classroom: Pizza party

Top Earner 1:  Principal for the day
Top Earner 2:  Cosmic Bowling for 6 at Evergreen Lanes
Top Earner 3:  Six Passes to Everett Skate Deck

Still putting together the prizes for this year, but they are turning out great! So far they include a laser tag party from Cedar Springs Camp, passes to Altitude Trampoline Park, mini golf and pizza at the Family Fun Center, a Cosmic Bowling party from Evergreen Lanes, passes to the Imagine Children's Museum, dinner at Lombardi's, and an American Girl doll!

 

Pledges and donations

Please send in your pledge form and all collected funds to the school the day of the event. Checks should be made payable to View Ridge PTA.

Need a new prize coupon sheet or pledge form? (The pledge form is fillable, AND totals for you!)

View Ridge Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible; our Federal Tax ID is 91-1095591 for your records.

Many local businesses, most notably Boeing and Microsoft, match employee donations of $25 or more. Ask your employer and help us double your gift!

Boeing employees need to log on to the Boeing Total Access website to verify their donation. Go to My Community Giving and then Gift Match. View Ridge PTA's Organization ID for the site is 4130607. 

  

Come join the fun!

Events like this take all of us helping. Sign up to volunteer to hand out prizes during the week, or the day of the event to work the water stations, encourage kids along the route (wacky outfits optional) and count collected donations. A very fun and easy way to support your kids and your school. No experience necessary!

 

A BIG THANK YOU to this year's Walkathon Sponsors:

We are still collecting sponsorships (only $150 to get your business' name on 600+ tshirts!) and prizes. If you know of a local business who would like to support the students and staff, let our Committee Chairs know! 

 

Need more information? Contact Committee Chairs Jen Brunni at brunniac@aol.com or Jen Campbell at williamsj77@hotmail.com.