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SFA Charter School raises funds through annual walk-a-thon

October 18, 2016 - University Marketing Communications
Hundreds of students participated in the SFA Charter School's eighth annual walk-a-thon Friday in Johnson Coliseum on the SFA campus. The event served as the school's annual fundraiser. The students collected more than $17,100 through sponsorships and donations.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The SFA Charter School joined with its Parent-Teacher Organization to host the eighth annual walk-a-thon Friday in Johnson Coliseum on the university's campus.

Approximately 265 SFA Charter School students participated in the fundraising event, which benefits the school's learning trips, children's performing arts series, author visits, fitness days and social events.

Each grade and class competed to raise funds through sponsorships and walking in the coliseum. The walk-a-thon raised more than $17,100.

Dr. Jane Long, associate professor in SFA's Department of Mathematics and Statistics, PTO member and chair of the walk-a-thon, said the day was a success.

"We are very pleased with the funds we were able to raise for the school. We wanted to have a fun environment, and I think we achieved it," Long said.

This year's walk-a-thon theme was the Olympics. Students learned about different sports and researched the history of the sport their class chose to represent. SFA athletic teams, including the track and field and soccer teams, visited the school to discuss their sport with the charter school students.