Homer 33C Butler Dash raises funds for school projects, events

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

Butler School students dash around the gym Friday for the school’s 7th Annual Butler Dash, a PTO fundraiser.


Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628


For Immediate Release:

Sept. 30, 2016


Students enjoy a snack after participating in the 7th Annual Butler Dash.

Butler Dash raises funds for school projects, events


A little rain couldn’t stop Butler School students from enjoying their 7th Annual Butler Dash on Friday (Sept. 30).


Students gathered in the school gymnasium (rather than the track) to complete their 13-minute dash, which was organized by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization.


The annual event promotes fitness while raising money for school projects and events.


“It is a fun way for kids to get involved in raising funds for their school,” say PTO members.

Butler School Principal Melissa Onesto laughs as students spray her with Silly String. The students who raised the most money for the school’s 7th Annual Butler Dash were rewarded with the opportunity


Students collected pledges from family, friends and neighbors, agreeing to run or walk laps on the big day.  Students who turned in a pledge form of $25 or more received a Butler Dash T-shirt to wear the day of the Dash.


Proceeds from the Dash will be used toward technology and fun PTO sponsored events at Butler School.


During each lunch period, Principal Melissa Onesto thanked students for their participation.


“Our goal was to raise $8,000,” she said, “and we exceeded that goal. Great job. We appreciate your hard work.”


The top earners from each grade level were rewarded with an opportunity to spray Onesto with Silly String.



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