Student Walk-A-Thon

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The 2019 Walk-a-thon will be held on Friday, April 26.


708 students participated in Bishop Chatard’s 2018 Walk-a-thon. They exceeded their goal of $17,000 raised at the event. It was a morning full of energy and fun as the students cheered for their peers in the Talent Show, joined each other to walk in support of their school, and enjoyed lunch on the front lawn and Powder Puff football games.

Thank you to all those who donated, and thank you to our students, parents, volunteers, faculty and staff for making this a successful day for our Bishop Chatard Family.


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.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

For more information, contact Director of Fund Development Margaret Ruffing at mruffing@bishopchatard.org or 317-251-1451, ext. 2242.

For the 8th consecutive year, @BishopChatardHS has received an 'A' letter grade from the Indiana Dept. of Education! Thank you to the teachers, students, staff, parents and all in the BC community who support the important work happening each day at BCHS! @BCHS_Principal

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