Have you heard of the Bobcat Dash?!?
Lakeview Elementary has a major fall fundraiser each year…the Bobcat Dash! The proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Lakeview Elementary PTA to benefit PTA activities and Lakeview Elementary. These funds allow the school to promote educational and recreational tools and resources for the students, so we thought that it is important to give you a little more information on this amazing annual event!
WHAT IS THE BOBCAT DASH?
The Bobcat Dash is Lakeview’s major fall fundraiser for the school year. Last year, we raised enough to fund all extra educational programs, new seating for the flex space, and install 3 water bottle filling stations! There are three important components to the Bobcat Dash:
We kick off the Bobcat Dash fundraiser with a pep rally in the gym at the beginning of October and the students will receive an informational packet and then the students will start raising money for Lakeview.
The students have several weeks to raise money and then turn in donations during the week of the Bobcat Dash, October 28-November 1, 2019. This week is focused on character-building through our “true colors” theme and school spirit.
The ultimate prize is at the end of the week when all of the students come together and run in the Bobcat Dash obstacle course! Each grade level will participate in a fun and challenging obstacle course behind the school on Friday, November 1, 2019 (during specials times) to celebrate their fundraising success, with each other and our Lakeview community. You will want to come and cheer on your student as he/she runs through the course!
WHY ARE WE DOING THE BOBCAT DASH?
To raise money for Lakeview Elementary! With each new school year, Lakeview has new needs ranging from technology to playground equipment – this year, we are Dashing for Shade to raise money to purchase and install a new cover for the student playground. Every donation, large and small, helps bring the needed items to our school. Our children are our future, which is why we are reminding them that they can achieve anything that they set their minds to do.
WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE BOBCAT DASH?
All Lakeview students!! Students from Pre-K through 5th grade will participate in the Bobcat Dash. The great news is that we are all in this together! It takes our entire community for the Bobcat Dash to be successful – through fundraising, sponsorships, donations, volunteer opportunities, and fans cheering on our amazing students during the Bobcat Dash!
HOW DO STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR THE BOBCAT DASH?
So many ways!!! We encourage every student to ask family, friends, neighbors, community members, and anyone else that will listen for support for their amazing school! Students will turn in donations received during the official Bobcat Dash week, October 28-November 1 and have the opportunity to receive some amazing prizes as well as daily prizes.
Look for more information on the Bobcat Dash in the coming weeks, but for now, get ready for an amazing school year! GO BOBCATS!!
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