Students, families walk to raise funds
An estimated 500 students from Skyline and Solana Vista Elementary Schools spent their Saturday morning under the Solana Beach sun, taking laps around the Skyline baseball field to raise money for structured playground activities and equipment. The inaugural walk-a-thon was organized by the school’s Parent Teacher Association. The PTA has been raising money by selling Innisbrook gift wrap for the past 17 years, taking 50 percent of the proceeds. However, by taking the initiative and organizing its own walk-a-thon, PTA President Shelley Stevenson said all of the money raised would go to benefiting the schools.
“We wanted to try something that worked on the grassroots level, and it’s for kids by kids,” she said. “It’s a healthy way of raising money.”
Students carried cards with them around the baseball field, getting a checkmark after each lap. The student from each grade who completed the most laps won a season pass to the San Diego County Fair, which just so happens to begin today.
“To keep them walking,” Stevenson quipped.
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