School Marathon

2023 Marathon Updates!
As of September 29th, we have raised $21,653 which is 61% of our goal of 35,000 raised by October 13th!

Top Ten as of 9/29!
Here are the results for the top ten students for money raised. These students are currently in the lead to be able to pie a teacher or staff member of their choice in the face.

Top Ten Students:  
1. Tom – 1st – $725.79
2. Olivia – PK – $506.67
3. Lillian – 4th – $393.92

4. Dean – PK – $351.73
5. Jonah – 4th – $35
6. Joe – 5th – $225
6. Lorenzo – K – $225
6. Liisi – PS – $225
6. Rosie – 3rd – $225
6. Avery – PK – $225
6. Emerson – 4th – $225
6. Lucca – PK – $225

Top Ten Families:
1. The Bowles Family $725.79
2. The Brandt Family $600
3. The Miller Family $506.67
4. The Vondrasek Family $440
5. The C. Devney Family $420
6. The Pickerign Family $400
7. The Grieger Family $393.92
8. The Wright Family $393
9. The Grundhoefer Family $351.73
10. The Pick Family $350
10. The J. Stanton $350

Class Leaders!

Congratulations to Mrs. Hefer’s second grade class.  They were the only class to have one hundred percent participation in turning in funds for the marathon on Friday, September 29th.

Our first grade class now leads the entire school averaging $181.25 per student in donations.

The class to finish with the highest donation average per student will receive an exclusive field trip to Flaherty’s Lanes for an afternoon of bowling fun! (the 7th & 8th grade classes are combined).

Our Preschool and PreKindergarten classes will also compete for the highest per student money average. The class to finish with the highest student average will receive an ice cream and movie party! PreKindergarten currently leads the way averaging $146.90 per student in donations.

What is a School Marathon?
Each year, St. Dominic School joins hundreds of other Catholic schools throughout the country in an annual fundraising Marathon. The purpose is twofold: to show the community what “forming servant leaders” look like and to raise money in support of our school’s mission: inspiring students to excel as confident leaders, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens.We invite our families to join us as we enjoy camaraderie with friends and raise money for our academic programs. When community members see our students’ drive and motivation to help our school, they, in return, desire to support the faith-based formation our school offers each of our students.

How does the Marathon work?
Just like past years, our Marathon is one of St. Dominic School’s 

main fundraising events. The funds raised from this year’s Marathon will go towards educational enhancements. This year, our school goal is to raise $35,000. With everyone’s participation, we can achieve this goal!

Our Marathon runs from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, through Friday, October 13, 2023. Throughout this time, individual students and families are encouraged to get out in the community and ask for Marathon pledges.

Additionally, we will come together as a community and walk our school grounds on Friday, October 13, 2023, to fulfill our commitment to our generous community. Parents are encouraged to participate that day alongside students!

Marathon Schedule on Friday, October 13th:  
8:15 AM – School Starts & Final Envelopes Turned in and Money Counted
9:30 AM – All School Mass at Church of St. Dominic (all are invited)
10:45 AM – Marathon Results & Kickoff (main entrance front lawn)
12 PM – Free Lunch Provided for all by the Knights of Columbus & Book Fair
1 PM – Early Dismissal
1 – 2:30 PM – Early Saint Watch
2:30 – 5:30 PM – Normal Saint Watch

All donations are 100% tax-deductible, with proceeds directly supporting the school’s mission.

Visit our 2023-2024 Frequently Asked Questions page here.

How to become a Marathon Sponsor?
If you, your business, or someone you know would like to support our school Marathon, please click here to review the sponsorship opportunities, or contact Sarah Bowles at 507-645-8136 or for more information.

Forms must be returned to the office by September 22, 2023 in order to have your logo/name on our School Marathon shirt.

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