The 4th Annual Waters Wildcat Walk-a-thon was a great success. Our students, with the help of our generous sponsors, exceeded our goal and raised just over $16,000!
Classes that raised the most money per grade and have earned an hour of extra recess:
Class that raised the most money in the entire school: Ms. Soto's kindergarten
Her class raised $2,012! This class will also enjoy a sports clinic with Mr. Kurz and the Waters Wildcat Walk-a-thon trophy.
Student who raised the most money in the entire school: Simone Greicius
2nd runner up: Harrison Chrisler
3rd runner up: Sam Seidler
4th runner up: Moira Heinz
5th runner up: Oscar Narut
6th runner up was a tie between 2 siblings: Henry and Addie Brooks
We’d like to extend our gratitude to our Bronze level sponsors ($250 each): Galter Life Center, Swedish Covenant Hospital and Lincoln Square Athletic Club**. Additionally, we appreciate the in-kind donations from The Field Museum (Behind the Scenes Tour), Target (gift cards), White Sox (tickets), Harvest Time (bananas), Traders Joe's (watermelons) and On the Route Bicycle shop (gift cards). We're grateful for each of the parent volunteers who braved the weather to help last Friday and to those who donated or solicited prizes. A big shout out to Leah Rieger (online pledge site master) and Rick Bolliger (excel spread sheet master), Martyniuk Family (Cubs tickets), Ginevra Ranney/Jill Gershune (prize solicitors), Karen Nevotti/Vanesa Summer (volunteer master coordinators), Molly O’Keefe (copy/sign master), Sarah Graff/Mila Rascon (fruit pick up and delivery), Kortney Moore/Cookie Silvia (communications), Jill Brown Smith, and Master DJ Josh Chicoine. This event would not be possible without each of you – and many other parent volunteers who cut up the delicious fruit and cheered on our students. THANK YOU!
Finally, thanks to Mr. Kurz and the Waters administration for their flexibility in adapting to the changing weather conditions. We're grateful that Mother Nature ultimately cooperated and the kids had the opportunity to get outside, stretch their legs, and enjoy time exercising with friends. Go Wildcats!
**Thanks from CAC - one week free family membership
As a sponsor of the 2018 Waters Elementary Walk-a-thon, Chicago Athletic Clubs invites Waters families to experience Lincoln Square Athletic Club or any CAC location by offering a one week all access free membership for up to two adults. Family Swim and Family Climb are included. Click here to access gift certificate and redeem by 8/15/18. Any questions, please contact Carri Speicher Johnson, Membership Manager Chicago Athletic Clubs (773.529.2024).