Blue Devil Dash


The 11th Annual Blue Devil Dash

Sponsored by Lawton PTO

WHAT IS THE BLUE DEVIL DASH?

  • An elementary school wide event in which all students (& teachers) participate.
  • Participants will get pledges, run or walk laps and then collect money for their school PTO.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE DASH?

  • To include the Lawton Elementary community in a fitness awareness event.
  • With your help we hope to make this the only PTO fundraiser for the entire school year.
  • To raise the funds needed to maintain and support the PTO - 100% of the proceeds go directly to the PTO; to support Lawton Elementary School and programming for your children such as: Teacher Needs, Playground equipment, After prom bash, The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, School T-Shirts, Nature Center Program, Spring Carnival, etc.

WHAT DO THE CHILDREN DO FOR THE BLUE DEVIL DASH?

  • Have a TON OF FUN!
  • Use their pledge form to collect money for their school.
  • Run/walk as many laps as possible on Dash Day (10/04/18). The Dash will be held at the High School Track.  
  • All students participate whether or not they have collected any pledges.
  • Each class will have a scheduled time to walk/run. 
  • Join us for The Dash and cheer your child on!

WHAT DO THE CHILDREN GET FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE DASH?

  • Understanding of the importance of exercise.
  • Appreciation of teamwork and school unity within Lawton.
  • Every student receives a FREE snack on Dash Day.
  • Every student has a chance to win fabulous prizes... details attached!

WHAT ABOUT PLEDGES?

  • Start collecting pledges now! Use the attached form; sign up friends & family to sponsor your child on the walk/run.
  • Sponsors can pledge a per lap or set/flat amount.
  • Please do not allow your children to go door-to-door alone to solicit pledges.
  • Accumulated pledges of $25.00 per student will achieve our goal.
  • If your family prefers not to solicit pledges for this fundraiser, please consider making a donation (tax deductible).
  • Pledge forms MUST be returned to the teacher by October 4th or before.
  • Do NOT send money at this time.  (See details below)
  • DO NOT separate the carbonless duplicate pledge forms!!!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT?

  • Each child receives an envelope with their name on it and how many laps they completed.  It will show the total dollar amount your child should collect from his/her sponsors.
  • Students should now collect their pledges. Make checks payable to Lawton Parent Teacher Organization.
  • All students should return their envelopes to their teachers by Monday, October 16th.

** DOCUMENTS AND SCHEDULE FOR BLUE DEVIL DASH:

If you have any questions about the Blue Devil Dash in general, please contact
Chairperson: Shawn Marr / (H) 269-624-9614 / shawn@marr-family.net

Should the “Dash” be rained out  …  The event will be held Friday, October 12th …  Cross your fingers for good weather!!!

All students will be outdoors running with their classmates – Please dress them appropriately.
Parent volunteers are needed to help manage the activity and direct students.