After a postponement due to rain on May 28, the Trinity walkathon finally happened on Tuesday, June 1. The students honored their commitments to walk around the parking lot for their pledges. After 26 laps, the students learned they had raised more than $32,000 that will go toward athletic field enhancements as well as books for the Trinity library.
Students collected pledges for several weeks ahead of the walkathon. The plan is to use the money to update the athletic fields, including the baseball diamond and the soccer field, including new soccer goals. It will also be used to purchase new books for Trinity's library so our students have plenty of reading options when they check out books.
The walkathon couldn't have happened without the dedication of parent volunteers. They handed out donuts, water and fruit, they collected prizes and help facilitate the game. We are also thankful to Thrivent for the Action Team, which allowed us to purchase needed items for the walkathon. The event was safe and fun for everyone.
After an afternoon of walking, the students gathered on the fields to celebrate. The students who had raised more than $100 were awarded a Trinity prize. Those who raised $150 were awarded a prize and the opportunity to participate in a school-wide game. Those who raised more than $200 got an extra prize. This year, the game was to get dizzy by spinning in circles, then carry water cups on a school lunch tray to the other side of the field and dump the water into a new container. The team with the most water in at the end of the game was the winner. The teacher and staff team took the top prize by delivered a half-inch more water than the other teams.
Without a walkathon held in 2020, we were thankful to see the students, parents and staff members back in our parking lot for this annual event.