WHAT OTHER WAYS ARE THERE TO SUPPORT THE EVENT?
While we're grateful for the dollars raised each year, there are plenty of other ways to show support! Stay tuned for details to sign up to be an on-site volunteer! Consider donating supplies such as fruit or a healthy snack! Or simply come cheer on your student as they walk/run!
WHAT ARE FAMILY & BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS?
Rally Up Hurricanes!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Walk-a-thon a huge success!
HSA WALK-A-THON 2023
Thursday, October 12 (rain date: 10/13)
Thanks again to all who supported this year's Walk-a-thon! We raised nearly $44,000! These funds are vital to maintaining small class sizes, supporting the Arts Partnership program, making fun community gatherings possible, and so much more. A sincere thank you for your generosity!
Our school walked approximately 5170 laps for 726 miles!
Most laps walked per grade band will win an extra PE class:
1st grade with 643 - 90 miles!
3rd grade with 694 - 97 miles!
6th grade with 668 - 94 miles!
WHAT IS WALK-A-THON?
The HSA Walk-A-Thon is Hawthorne’s annual fall fundraiser and community-building event. It's a fun-filled day where HSA students run/walk for a good cause: to raise money for our school while promoting a healthy lifestyle!
HOW DOES THE WALK-A-THON WORK?
Leading up to the event, students are encouraged to ask friends, family, neighbors and more to sponsor them by donating money to support the Hawthorne Walk-A-Thon. Parents can help too: posting event details on social media and asking employers to match Walk-A-Thon contributions are two great options!
The day kicks off with a school-wide pep rally on the turf; families are welcome to attend! Each classroom dresses in a fun theme/costume they've chosen before the event. Throughout the day each class takes turns running (or walking) laps around the turf for about 30-45 minutes at set times. Total laps are tracked, with the goal to walk/run as many laps as possible!
ARE THERE STUDENT PRIZES?
Yes! If we meet our $40,000 goal, every student will receive a thank you snack from the PTA one day in November. In addition:
HOW DO I DONATE?
WHERE DO FUNDRAISING DOLLARS GO?
The money raised from Walk-A-Thon allows the PTA to continue bridging the monetary gap of decreased funding to support things like reduced class sizes, our Arts Partnership Program and many more student essentials.
WHAT ABOUT THE WALK-A-THON TEE?
After the event, every HSA student, teacher and staff member receives a Hawthorne Walk-A-Thon T-shirt as a thank you for participating. Shirts are printed and sent home with students before winter break. Families can purchase a Family Sponsorship (see below) to add a message for their student to the back of the shirt!