Walk for Education
The Public School Foundation’s Walk for Education is the major fundraiser for our local public schools. Last year's Walk was held on October 13 with the theme of "Super 16," commemorating our 16th year.
More than 6,000 students, parents and community members gathered at McCorkle Place and were led down Franklin Street by the Frank Porter Graham Roaring Lion Drumline to Lincoln Center where they participated in the Post-Walk Carnival among record breaking crowds. Frank Porter Graham also had the largest number of walkers (over 400!). McDougle Elementary won the prize for the best school spirit and Seawell Elementary was the top fundraising school. In total the schools raised over $90,000.
The annual Walk for Education is the only project that provides the opportunity for all schools in the district to generate funds for their own programs, clubs, sports and other extra-curricular activities. The need for the Walk to support our schools is critical. Proceeds from the Walk could offset some of the cuts in crucial areas, such as basic supplies and materials, technology, the arts and more, based on the needs of each school. For this year's fundraising projects at each school, click on the Walk for Your School link below.
Corporate sponsors and support from businesses help make this event the success that it is. For a listing of our generous supporters, click on 2013 Corporate Sponsors and In-Kind Sponsors.
2013 Walk for Ed Video