October 15, 2009

Run/walk Sunday for Mt. Diablo school district sports programs

There will be a 5K Run and Walk at Newhall Park to raise money to help save after-school sports at the six high schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

From the Mt. Diablo Unified School District blog:

As many of you are aware, as a result of the state budget cuts, the district was forced to cut funding for athletics - now the athletic foundation needs your help to raise funds to support sports in MDUSD's high schools. Please join us and help raise funds!

The United Mt. Diablo Athletic Foundation’s largest fundraiser to date is coming up October 18. It is a 5K Competitive Run, 5K Fun Run and a ½-mile Kiddie Run.

We need all MDUSD students and families to come together as a community to support this huge fundraiser to “SAVE OUR SPORTS!” We not only need you and your family to register, we need students to obtain sponsors for their run, all students that obtain at least $25 in sponsorships, do not pay the registration fee!

All proceeds will go directly toward keeping sports in our high schools, all donations are tax deductible, the Foundation is a 501(c) 3 corporation.

As a Foundation we have pledged to give MDUSD $200,000 toward high school sports for this year, 2009/2010. Without this donation from the Foundation and the contributions due from families toward the sports your child(ren) are involved in, we will not be able to keep sports in our District.
The time to act is now!

We must keep high school sports in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, for this to happen, we must come together as a community and participate!


Anonymous said...

Sports are important to kids and their ultimate well-being. If you can't come to walk, then at least donate to this worthy cause.

Anonymous said...

Maybe some of the athletes should wear swim suits for the walk.

Anonymous said...

Sports are also important to the community's well-being. Some kids who have no other outlet without sports, have the potential to get into trouble.

I don't have a high-schooler anymore, but I know how invaluable high-school sports can be to many students.