School District 54 would like to thank the many sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants that made the Run to Read 2010 a huge success.
The event – held Sept. 26 at Dirksen School in Schaumburg – raised more than $8,000 to support literacy in School District 54. Our goal is to collect 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. Many individuals brought books to the race to support our cause. About 525 people turned out to participate in the 5K race, the 1-mile family fun walk or the 100- and 400-yard dashes for children. Another 80 people volunteered to work at the event and countless others were there to cheer on a family member or friend.
District 54 thanks the Campanelli YMCA – the title sponsor of the event this year. We also send our sincere appreciation to Premier Credit Union, Dick Pond Athletics, Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Schaumburg, Mobile Cellutions (a Verizon wireless authorized retailer), Hemisphere Educational Travel and Tru Rehab and Wellness.
Several businesses also made donations and deserve our thanks: Baker’s Breakfast Cookies, Road ID, Sam’s Club, Orbit Skate Center, Putting Edge, Math Wizards, Mars, Biore, Wheaties, the Schaumburg Township District Library, Applebee’s, Caribou Coffee, Cassidy Tire & Service, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Wolves, Gameworks, the Shedd Aquarium and Spin Doctors.
A special thank you to the Dirksen Boy Scouts who passed out information about the event to every home on our route; and to the Keller Cross Country teams and coaches who filled all the goody bags.
Next year’s Run to Read will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Dirksen School. Online registration is already available at http://sd54.org/runtoread. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring the event, visit the website or contact Terri McHugh at (847) 357-5028 or TerriMcHugh@sd54.org.
Race Results can be found at http://sd54.org/runtoread