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Trojan Walk-A-Thon: April 27, 2018

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Bishop Chatard's student Walk-a-thon is Friday, April 27, and we are looking forward to a fun-filled day in support of BCHS. Following is important information for participants.

Walk-a-thon Day will begin with Bishop Chatard's annual talent show at 8:30 a.m. The walk will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be followed by a 1 p.m. dismissal. Students are encouraged to stay on campus to cheer on classmates in the athletic stadium during the annual Powder Puff football games.

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> Why do we have Walk-a-thon?

Every dollar raised for Walk-a-thon this year will go toward establishing the Trojan Activity Fund. The purpose of the Trojan Activity Fund is to provide club, co-curricular and extracurricular activities at Bishop Chatard High School .seed money. Clubs, co-curricular and extracurricular activities can apply for specific 'grants' from the Trojan Activity Fund for activities, projects, and/or new initiatives central to their purpose. Furthermore, members of the Bishop Chatard community can apply for 'grants' from the Trojan Activity Fund to establish new clubs, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

> What happens during the Bishop Chatard Walk-a-thon?

The Bishop Chatard Walk-a-thon is a two-mile walk with BCHS students, faculty, support staff and parent volunteers. The walk takes place during the school day on April 27. The day begins with our talent show, and from there we begin our Walk-a-thon. The day ends with Freshman through Senior 'Powder Puff' football games.

> How does Walk-a-thon work?

Students are asked to secure a minimum donation of $10 prior to the Walk-a-thon date. We ask that students collect donations from relatives, neighbors, friends, business owners and others in the community. Added incentives will be rewarded to students that go above the minimum 'Trojan Team Player' level. If you feel that your student may have trouble securing the $10 donation, please send an email to Tyler Mayer at tmayer@bishopchatard.org.

> What incentives are given for fundraising?

Three levels of incentives are provided for students who raise Walk-a-thon funds. Families of three or more students may contribute at the family rates and receive the incentives outlined for all students in the family.
Individual Student Rates:
  • $10 - Trojan Team Player - Complimentary ice cream during lunch on Monday, April 30.
  • $25 - Trojan All-Star - Complimentary ice cream during lunch on Monday, April 30, as well as an out of uniform day on Monday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 1.
  • $40 - Trojan MVP - Complimentary ice cream during lunch on Monday, April 30, as well as an out of uniform day for the entire week of April 30 through May 4.
Family Rates:
  • $20 - Trojan Team Player - Complimentary ice cream during lunch on Monday, April 30.
  • $50 - Trojan All-Star - Complimentary ice cream during lunch on Monday, April 30, as well as an out of uniform day on Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1.
  • $80 - Trojan MVP - Complimentary ice cream during lunch on Monday, April 30 as well as an out of uniform day for the entire week of April 30 through May 4.

> What if my son/daughter does not participate?

Our goal is to get 100% of our students to participate in the Bishop Chatard Walk-a-thon. It's a fun day, and all of the donations support the creation of clubs that will connect kids and combat isolation. We think it is reasonable for students to at least participate at the $10 'Trojan Team Player' level. If a student does not participate at the Trojan Team Player level he/she will assist with tasks in the Advancement Office during the walk portion of Walk-a-thon.

> What about lunch?

A complimentary lunch will be served on the day of the Bishop Chatard Walk-a-thon. Hamburgers, chips, and fruit will be served for lunch. Bottled water and light snacks will be available during the Walk-a-thon portion of the day.

> When is dismissal?

Dismissal will be at 1 p.m. after all students have completed the Walk-a-thon; however, we anticipate numerous students staying behind to watch the Powder Puff football games. Snacks and goodies along with music and surprises are available to the participants in the BCHS stadium, where the walk concludes.

> When and where does the Bishop Chatard Walk-a-thon money need to be turned in?

Students will turn in their money in the Walk-a-thon envelopes provided in the cafeteria during all lunch periods during the week of April 23 to 26. Donations can also be made online at this link

> What does my student wear for the Walk-a-thon?

Students should wear comfortable, athletic clothing and some type of BCHS Shirt. Our Student Council is encouraging a 'white out' for Walk-a-thon.

> What if our family would like to make an additional donation?

Bishop Chatard welcomes and appreciates all donations! Donations can be turned in at any time to the Advancement Office or made online at this link. Please feel free to share this link with any friends or relatives who you feel might be interested in supporting your student and BCHS!
As an added incentive, if the entire student body raises over $17,000, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Tyler Mayer will sleep on the roof at Bishop Chatard High School on the night of May 3! You read that right - he will spend the night ON THE ROOF!

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