Corpus Christi School’s Garden Park Event Raises Funds

Corpus Christi School (CCS) recently held its seventh annual Race for Education in Garden Park. Led by their top sponsor the Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC, donors and contributing families.

“We are extremely grateful for the lead gift given by the Fitzsimmons Law Firm. The Fitzsimmons family have been the leading sponsor for this race from the beginning, and continues to support Corpus Christi School out in so many ways. It means everything to us to have such a generous and caring sponsor,” said Advancement Director Miranda Shaner-Zambito.

“We also want to say thank you and recognize all of the other sponsors including our top sponsors  Assaro’s Garage & Towing, Bernie Glenn Insurance, Columbia Sales, Inc., Corpus Christi Boosters, Corpus Christi Ladies Guild, Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC, FSA Network, Inc., Gompers Lohri & Associates, PLLC, Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., Knights of Columbus, Michael D. Medovic, D.D.S., National Equipment Co., Peter C. Schuetz Jr. D.D.S, Steve M. Sarras Kennels, Triveri Aluminum & Vinyl Inc., Tunnel Ridge, Warwood Lions Club, and the West Virginia Catholic Foundation.

Because of our business donors, families and friends we have raised $37,000, and contributions are still coming in. This represents the generosity of 31 corporate sponsors and 453 friends and family who support Catholic education at Corpus Christi School,” said Shaner-Zambito.

“The proceeds generated go toward the CCS General Fund which operates the school and keeps our tuition affordable, she said.

Shaner-Zambito added that the race day weather was beautiful with sunshine for the athletic events held throughout the day. All Corpus Christi students, grades pre-K through 8, also paraded around the park with classroom signs made by the students, walked, ran and participated in various activities at designated times.

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“The Race for Education is a fun day with exercise and competition. I look forward to it every year. It is a chance to spend time with my friends and work together to win prizes,” said Ghianna Gianangeli who is in sixth grade.

“Students work hard to achieve their personal goals set for running and walking around the park. We have many volunteers who also participate throughout the day by keeping track of laps and work the different activity stations set up for the students. I thank all of our parent volunteers and the Central Catholic High School students who volunteered to work the race. With all the support we received it was one of the best race days ever,” said Principal Dick Taylor.

Contributions are still being accepted for the Race for Education. Please send checks to 1512 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003. Please put “Race for Education” on the memo line. Donations can also be made online by visiting our secure website at

For more information, contact Shaner-Zambito at or at 304-277-1200.

To learn more about the 101-year tradition of Corpus Christi School, visit online at or call 304-277-1220.