5K to benefit school playground

BOWLING GREEN – Supporters of Bowling Green Elementary School are planning a 5K walk-run Sept. 8 to help raise money for a playground for the school.

The walk-run will coincide with several other activities to raise funds for the playground at the school, which is undergoing a major addition and renovation project. Registration is required by Aug. 17 to guarantee a t-shirt.

Organizers are promoting the event as Bowling Green Elementary Fun Day and Picnic.

The walk-run will begin at 9 a.m. at the Bowling Green Event Hall (formerly town hall); walkers will begin the course at 9:10 a.m.

Registration for the 5K costs $5 for students, $10 for teachers, $15 for individuals, and $25 for families. Checks should be payable to the Caroline County Public Schools Education Foundation.

Registration forms may be picked up and dropped off at any Caroline school, any Caroline Library branch, the School Board office, or A&M Home Center on Main Street in Bowling Green. Forms also may be mailed with checks to the foundation at 16221 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, Va., 22427. Participants may also register online at http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=13945.

Race participants will receive a goodie bag containing a T-shirt and other items. Bags will be available to pick up in the Bowling Green Primary School cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Participants may also pick up bags at the race location.

Prizes will go to the first male and female to cross the finish line.

Registration also includes a ticket for a drawing and a free throw at a dunk tank. The dunk tank will feature Superintendent Greg Killough, Bowling Green Primary School principal Jason Mack, and Bowling Green Elementary School principal Jeff Wick.

In addition, several other public officials have agreed to participate in the dunk tank and also to solicit contributions in order to avoid being ‘locked up’ for the cause. Those officials are Supervisors Jeff Sili and Jeff Black, Sheriff Tony Lippa and Maj. Scott Moser, Mayor David Storke, and Councilors Daniel Webb and Glen McDearmon. Supervisor Wayne Acors also has agreed to participate in the ‘lock up’ fund-raiser.

The dunk tank and other activities, including a moon bounce and barrel train for children, will be held in the vicinity of Butler Street until 1 p.m.

Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase, and participants may bring their own lunch.

For more information, e-mail Naeda Gustard at ngustard@gmail.com.


Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm