By Penelope K. & Silas P.
The Hampton PTA is sponsoring a virtual race between April 24 and May 1. Registration began on April 19. Students who register get a sneaker hung on the main entrance of the school. Families are invited to participate in the race during those dates. Participants are welcomed to finish a mile however they please.
The Hampton PTA has had Fun Runs before but this year they had to do it virtually for COVID-19 regulations. The PTA wanted to make his a family event where people could spend time outdoors.
“The goal of the Virtual Family Fun Run is to promote healthy and active lifestyles while at the same time trying to help financially support different areas of the school,” said Mrs. Jessica Williams, the Vice President of Fundraising for the Hampton PTA .
Students can register for the race online, and then they can get sponsored by family members and friends to fundraise for the school.
“The money that is raised will all be used during the remainder of the school year,” Mrs. Williams said. “It will help with purchasing the 2020-21 Yearbooks, classroom supplies for teachers, Teacher Appreciation Week in May as well as the Fifth Grade Farewell / Field Day.”
In addition to doing the race, students can also win prizes. There are different tiers for fundraising, for example students who raise $25 get an HES magnet. Students who raise a certain amount of money will also be entered into a raffle for some additional items.
The PTA is looking forward to see the members of the Hampton Community unplugging from work and school and taking some time to reconnect with each other.
Fun Run Link