Corpus Christi School is gearing up for its largest fundraiser — the eighth annual Race for Education on Friday, Oct. 12, in Garden Par.

“In addition to being a fundraising event, the race is a valuable tool for teaching our students about wellness, fitness and goals. Funds raised for the Race for Education is a combination of corporate sponsorships and student mailings,” said Advancement Director, Miranda Zambito.

“With corporate sponsorships, we have raised $18,850. Our most generous sponsor, Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, is leading the charge, as well as 22 other new and returning sponsors. We have raised over $11,000 in the friends and family student mailing sent out with more sponsorships coming in daily. I would like to thank all of our sponsors who have donated so far this year to Corpus Christi School.

“It is wonderful that the students get involved with this event to help raise funds for the school. Money raised goes to our CCS general fund, which operates our school and supports everything from salaries to improvements within the school,” said Zambito.

The fun-filled Race for Education will kick off at 9 a.m. in Garden Park (located across the Warwood Avenue from the school) with the preschool through eighth-grade student participation. Students will receive a blessing from Corpus Christi Pastor Father Paul Mundumoozhikkaranirappel and get “pumped up” for the day with a parade around Garden Park before the activities start.

After the ceremony, upper grade levels walk or run around Garden Park while the other students participate in Olympic-style sports in the park. Students are encouraged to achieve personal goals set for themselves and work as a team. In the afternoon, an award ceremony will be held in the Parish Center for student achievements throughout the day.

“The Race for Education brings together current students, past alumni and parent volunteers as a Crusader family. The day is always filled with smiles, laughter and friendly competition. The students really enjoy getting outside in the fresh air and moving around,” said Corpus Christi teacher, Shannon Wall.

“Please consider supporting the Race for Education this year to continue to provide a Corpus Christi School education to current and future students. No gift is too small and all gifts are tax-deductible. The school appreciates all who have donated in past years to help make this event a success,” said Zambito.

To make a contribution to the Race for Education, visit corpuschristiwheeling.com/giving or send a check to: Corpus Christi School, 1512 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003. Indicate “Race for Education” on the memo line.

CCS is a private, Catholic school educating students from preschool to eighth grade. The school continues a 102-year tradition of excellence in Catholic education. For more information, call 304-277-1220.



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