The Rapid Run Middle School National Junior Honor Society raised more than $1,700 during its annual Bike-A-Thon held September 29 at the school.
The proceeds from the Bike-A-Thon were raised for the Village Life Outreach Project, a non-profit organization based out of Cincinnati, with the mission of uniting communities to promote life, health and education. These funds will benefit citizens in Tanzania with their education and nutrition program. Most of Village Life’s work focuses on three villages in the Rorya district of Tanzania, which is located in east Africa.
“We had a beautiful day and a little over 20 teams who donated their time and fundraising efforts,” said Krista MacDonald, Rapid Run Middle School eighth grade math teacher. “It was a fabulous activity bringing students and the community together to benefit a wonderful cause.”
The “Sugar Rush” team was the top team raising $295. Team members included Jordan Asman, Madeline Nemeth, Hannah Vaive and Grace Wagner.
The “Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf” team won the most creative costume and most lap titles, with 172 laps. Team members included Matthew Murphy, Ben Schapker, Joe Schapker and Matt Schapker.