Jog-a-Thon

George White’s Famous Jog-a-Thon is coming March 14, 2024!

Let's Start the Fun!

The Jog-a-thon is one of the prized traditions at George White Elementary School, and one of our school’s BIGGEST fundraisers of the year! Most importantly, this is the only event where the kids take the lead in raising money for their school. Everything you need for this year’s jog-a-thon is on this page. 

2024 Theme: Shamrock Run!

Each grade level will have a color associated with them and we encourage each grade level to get decked out in their color the day of the Jog-a-Thon. We will GO FOR THE GOLD on the day of Jog-a-Thon.

During the 2.5 weeks of Jog-a-Thon fundraising, students will ask family and friends for pledges and have many opportunities to win prizes along the way. Our goal is to raise $20,000! After 2.5 weeks of hard work and fun, our students will celebrate with Jog-a-Thon on Thursday, March 14th.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Stover (traceyalyson@gmail.com) or Loryn Purvis (lorynpurvis@gmail.com)

Sign Up for PledgeStar

For our Jog-a-thon this year, we’re using the same awesome web-based fundraising system that makes it SO EASY for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. PledgeStar takes care of sending sponsor requests via email, notifies you of donations, and sends thank you messages to sponsors. It is fun, it is easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!

Remember, our Jog-a-thon is on March 9th, so please register ASAP to help our school meet our fundraising goals!

1. Go to http://pledgestar.com/georgewhite
2. Click “Not Registered for This Year’s Event”
3. Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
4. Follow the instructions on-screen to register students

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledges progress online. Reach out to Kendyl Daly at kendyldaly@hotmail.com or call 888-598-7510 if you need help.

Help Your Team Win Prizes!

hroughout the weeks leading up to the Jog-a-thon, there will be team competitions and lots of prizes given away. Students will earn prizes individually and as a team! On the day of the Jog-a-thon, students are encouraged to dress showing as much KNIGHT PRIDE as possible by wearing their team colors (hair color, socks, sunglasses, bandanas, tutus are all accepted and encouraged!) All students will receive a FREE Jog-a-thon T-shirt!

NOTE: All donations much be turned in by Thursday, March 14 at 3pm to count towards Jog-a-thon prizes. 

We are asking students who are able and willing to participate to get their families, friends, neighbors, and community to sponsor them in the Jog-a-thon. Donations can be make using cash, checks, or credit cards (via PledgeStar). Please have all checks made out to George White PTA.

The Day of the Event

T-Shirts

All students, teachers, and staff will be receiving a FREE Jog-a-thon t-shirt! Again, students are encouraged to dress showing as much KNIGHT PRIDE in their team color as possible. Hair color, socks, sunglasses, bandanas, tutus are all accepted and encouraged!

Jog-a-thon

The kids will walk or run laps around the track created on the George White field. Staff monitors will be on the course to ensure that the students do not over exert themselves. Medical professionals will be on hand to help make sure the kids are okay.

If your child has any physical restrictions such as asthma or other respiratory problems or even if they just do not like to run a lot, please let them know it is perfectly okay to walk or sit down if they feel like they need a break. Please notify the office of any special requirements.

Prize Structure

Send 10 emails – Cotton Candy

1st Pledge of $25 or more – Shamrock Fidget

$50 raised – Gold Sunglasses

$75 – Shamrock Sweatbands

$125 raised – Big Stick Popsicle

$250 raised – In-N-Out Lunch

Grade with the Most Money Raised- Ice Cream Truck

Top 20 earners put in raffle for Wild Rivers Family Pack (2) OR a Taste of Handels Pass (4)

Each week the grade with the most money raised that week will be visited by the CANDY CART!

Students who have raised any amount will be entered into our weekly drawing at flag salute to win Sky Zone & K1 passes