On Friday August 3rd, the Frankfort Cross Country team will be doing a RUNNING WITH THE DOGS Fundraiser Run at the Humane Society in the TPA Park. The unique thing is we will be running with dogs from the Humane Society to not only raise money for us, but also to act as a community service to the Humane Society. Starting at 8:30 a.m., each athlete will take turns running with a dog on a designated 1 mile loop until they eventually run 3-4 miles (so 3 to 4 one mile loops each). This event serves both as a training run and our fundraiser.
The Running With the Dogs run will begin shortly after our 8:30 a.m. practice time. Parents, siblings, and friends are welcome to watch and support the runners.
The money that each athlete raises will be used to pay for his or her own team gear and/or transportation fees—depending on how much is raised. The athletes are encouraged to raise as much money as they can. Donations beyond what is needed will help our cross country general fund to help pay for various team needs. Donations can be given in one of two ways: a flat donation—people can donate a specific amount ($1, $5, or any other amount), or a per loop donation—people can donate a specific amount per lap (example: $2 per loop multiplied by 3 loops would equal a $6 donation).
As an added community service, we will be donating 10% of all money raised to the Humane Society.
Donations need to be pledged by August 3rd, the day of the fundraiser, and number of loops and total amount of donations will be figured out at that time. After the fundraiser, it is the athlete’s responsibility to collect the donations and turn them in to Coach Galati by August 8th.
If anyone would like to donate towards our dual causes, there are a couple of ways to do so. First, you can find a xc team member and enter your pledge donation info on their pledge sheet. Second, you can email Coach Galati at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit a runner’s name and pledge amount while turning in the donation to the runner or the coach by Aug 8th. Or lastly, you could send in a check via mail made out to Frankfort High School with cross country in the memo line to:
Frankfort High School
1 S Maish Rd.
Frankfort, IN 46041
Donations without specific runner names attached would help the runners with the most need.