About The Walk-A-Thon

On Friday, February 16, 2018, we will be hosting St. Mary's 5th Annual Walk-A-Thon. The walk-a-thon is a fundraiser where all students have the opportunity to get some exercise and have some fun walking with their classmates in the fresh air while helping to raise money for our school. The event will include music, refreshments, prizes and lots and lots of jelly bands! Friends, parents, and teachers will be on hand to cheer on the kids.



Our Goal

Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 which is a BIG number, but by working together we can achieve anything! In fact, if each student could meet the challenge of raising $50 each in donations, we would more than surpass that goal! Note that since we organize this event ourselves, 100% of all proceeds will go directly to our school. Click HERE to see how we are doing so far!


How Do Students Collect Donations?

From now until February 16, 2018, all students are encouraged to ask their friends and family to sponsor them for their participation in the St. Mary's 2018 Walk-A-Thon. Sponsors are asked to donate a flat-fee only (We will not be collecting by laps.) Students can collect cash or checks made payable to St. Mary's School and turn the donations in to the office. Or, students can share a web link by which family and friends can donate online. To ensure students get credit for any donations that are made online, all students are encouraged to create a unique participant link:

Create Participant Link

By creating a unique participant link, students will get a unique web URL that they can share via email and through social media. Any donations that originate from that link will be automatically credited to that student's fundraising goal. And the more money a student raises, the better chance the student will have to win an Awesome Prize!



Prizes and Incentives!

In addition to knowing that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to our school and benefit us all, we've setup a variety of prizes and incentives to help inspire students to collect walk-a-thon sponsors and donations.

  • ALL students that participate at all will get a St. Mary Catholic School color-changing cup ... with the new logo!!!

  • ALL students that raise at least $10 will get a Nut Day Pass.

  • Students who meet the $50 challenge will get their name entered into weekly drawings with a chance to win one of these great prizes:

  • Drawing #1: Friday, February 2, 2018
    - Family Movie Night (1 winner)
    - Giant Mystery Prize #1 (1 winner)
    - Pick from prize box (7 winners)

    Drawing #2: Friday, February 9, 2018
    - Family Pizza Night (1 winner)
    - Giant Mystery Prize #2 (1 winner)
    - Pick from prize box (7 winners)

    Drawing #3: Friday, February 16, 2018
    - St. Mary's Fair Mega Band!!! (2 winners)
    - Family Crayola Experience (1 winner)
    - Family Four Pack to Coco Key Water Park (1 winner)
    - Family Mini-Golf (4 Passes to Golf N Gator) (1 winner)
    - Pick from prize box (multiple winners)
    - MORE PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

    Note that the sooner students meet the $50 challenge; the sooner they will get entered into ALL the weekly drawings and the better chance they have to win!

    Also, the more money a student raises, the more chances they will have to win. (Example: A student who turns in $100 dollars will have 100 chances to win. A student who turns in $125 will have 125 chances to win.)



    Class Prizes

    We've also arranged for some special prizes for the class (or middle school team) that raise the most money:

    Pizza Party! - The class that raises the most money in donations will get a Pizza Party!

    Ice Cream Party - The class that raises the second-most money in donations will get an Ice Cream Party!

    See which classes are currently in the lead HERE.



    Teacher Challenge

    The Teacher Challenge will be back! Join us at walk-a-thon halftime for this annual crazy & fun teacher competition.



    Click HERE to view last year's Amazing Teacher Challenge on Facebook


    Volunteers

    Please consider signing up to help run water stations, pass out jelly bands or various other volunteer positions. Sign up HERE.



    Businesses and Corporate Sponsors

    We have various sponsorship opportunites available that are mutually beneficial to both businesses and our school. Click HERE for details.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I collect in-person donations? You can collect cash or checks made payable to "St. Mary's School". Please turn in all collected donations to the office BEFORE February 16, 2018. To ensure the donations are recorded toward your walk-a-thon donation total, please include the Walk-A-Thon Pledge Form when turning money in by hand.


  • Can I collect online donations? Yes! Be sure to create a unique participant link at: https://www.uburst.com/cgi-bin/uwalk/accounts/stmarysschool/uwalk.pl Upon creating a participant link, you can share that link via email and through social media. Any donations that originate from that link will be automatically credited to that student's fundraising goal. And the more money a student raises, the better chance the student will have to win an Awesome Prize!


  • How do I see how much in donations I have? If you registered on the Participants page, then you can re-visit the Participants page and request your donation report to be emailed to you as often as you like. It's automated.


  • Contact Us

    2018 Walk-a-Thon Contact

    Bill & Debbie Weiner
    Email: bweiner@uburst.com
    Cell: (321) 223-2454