Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Running Their Hearts Out and Emptying Your Wallets (all for a good cause)

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Avery and McClaine ran in their school Jog-A-Thon last week and it was awesome.  I was so proud of them for their fund raising efforts, their desire to give back to the school that has been such a blessing to them and their endurance as they ran the race set before them.Jog-a-thon 011 copy

They had each set goals of how many laps to run-
Avery set the goal of 35 laps and McClaine set the goal of 30 laps.  They received pledges for each lap that they ran and I think some of their sponsors were a little surprised when they called them with the final tally.Jog-a-thon 029 copy

Avery ended up running 44 laps and McClaine ran 42 laps! 
Together they raised nearly $800 for their school.Jog-a-thon 030 copy Audrey was altogether a wonderful helper,Jog-a-thon 004

And played independently and with other children while I punched holes furiously for the high school students that ran laps (to keep track of how many they ran).Jog-a-thon 040

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This school has been such a tremendous blessing to our family and I have come to value even more after their first year, a Classical Christian Education.  
This essay by Dorothy Sayers started the revival of Classical Education,
it is a wonderful and thought-provoking read if you are interested.


Jen said...

Popsicles after a good run is definitely a good idea!! So adorable!

Cheryl said...

Fun post and FANTASTIC pictures! Such sweet kids!