RUN ‘N’ FUN SUCCESS! THANKS TO YOU!

Did we reach our goal? Not exactly. We EXCEEDED it!

Our Blaine Community came together to raise $74,000 in just 3 weeks! And it could still go up from there -– if you have yet to investigate your corporate matching options please do so today (we are here at friendsofblainetreas@gmail.com to help you through the process)!

The dollars we raised will support incredible health and wellness investments that will make every student a winner. More on that in the coming months as we solidify the plans for the gym and B12 space improvements but, for now, there are some reward and prize winners to announce!

 

HP SPROCKET PHOTO PRINTER AND ACCESSORIES WINNER

Oliver G. (3rd, Sinanoglu)

FITBIT RAFFLE WINNER

Medjenski H. (5th, Greenwood)

 

CUSTOM CONVERSE SNEAKER RAFFLE WINNERS

PreK to 2nd — Gertrude M. (Kindergarten, Dunlop)

3rd-5th — Christian T. (4th, Evans/Reyes)

6th-8th — Cora B. (7th, Colin)

 

TOP EARNING STUDENTS

Winning a $150 gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods

Pre-K-2nd: Carmen D. (Kindergarten) $1,090 in donations!

3rd – 5th: It’s a tie! Kelly L. and Kathryn L. (4th grade) $860!

6th-8th: Max L. (6th grade) $780!

 

**NEW** STUDENT WITH MOST PLEDGES

We just had to give a reward to this student, who raised over $1,000 with an amazing 32 pledges across 5 countries and 7 states through sharing her RNF video on Facebook, emails to friends and family and corporate matching so…

Winning an HP – Sprocket 2-in-1 Photo Printer with Accessories

(drumroll please)…

Carmen D. (Kindergarten, Dunlop)

 

TOP EARNING CLASSES:

Pre-K-2nd, winning the PJ and Movie Party: Ms. Dunlop’s Kindergarten Room 123

3rd – 5th, winning the private skating party at Gallagher Way: Ms. Reyes’ 4th grade Room 301

6th-8th, winning the private skating party at Gallagher Way: Students in Ms. Parker’s first period Room 310 classroom

We could not have reached the finish line without the help of some amazing contributors:

Event Co-Chairs Colette Lynn and Cindy Papiernik

The many volunteers who pitched in before, during and long after event day to make it such a success.

Our teaching and support staff and our administration for your undying support and enthusiasm.

Our generous event supporters –

Lakeshore Sport & Fitness for running an amazing event day! Cesar’s Restaurant and Café Tola for keeping the kids in bananas and water and the volunteers well fed! Art-Flo for the adorable event shirts. Chicago Event Graphics for our beautiful banners! And Music Box Theatre for what will surely be a great movie outing for our deserving students!

To our Blaine Benefactors for their incredible financial support –

Please show all our benefactors your appreciation by supporting them!

Blaine Benefactors

The Lowe Group, Shoreline Sightseeing, Stephanie Biederman Realty, 2×2 Health, SEB Tax Preparation, D’Agostino’s Pizza & Pub, Chris Woods for Guaranteed Rate, Custom Eyes, We Got Game, Barrett Homes, MB Financial, Lil Sluggers, Club Pilates North Center, Sazon Chicago, Wildwood Photography and Details in Bloom

Finally, thanks to Ms. Brito, Mr. Russell, Ms. Harms and Mr. Sikes for agreeing to what will surely be an unforgettable Lip Sync Battle!

Remaining prizes (high top keychains and lanyards) will be on their way home with students shortly! And everyone will be heading to the Music Box theatre on November 13th. But for now, we are thrilled to say that thanks to the generosity that helped us reach our goal… this is YOUR LAST OFFICIAL RUN ‘N’ FUN EMAIL!

Want to help with the Friends of Blaine Gala? Email Jacque Patterson and Lauren Russ