Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
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For Immediate Release:
Oct. 3, 2017
Homer 33C families, community show their Homer Pride at Color Run
Raise more than $10,000 for students, staff and schools
A rainbow of color filled the air Sunday, Oct. 1 as close to 700 students, parents, teachers and staff came out to celebrate their Homer Pride at the 3rd Annual Color Run.
Organized by the Future Ready Student Foundation, the Homer Pride Color Run is an annual fundraiser benefitting all Homer School District 33C students. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used toward teacher grants, enabling them to explore more innovative teaching strategies, and toward creating 21st century school libraries that offer flexible spaces and furniture that encourage exploration, creation and collaboration.
“The Color Run is an amazing way to have some fun while raising money to enhance our students’ education,” said Foundation member Robyn Bates who organized the event with fellow Foundation Board member Angela Adolf.
Students, eager to coat their white T-shirts with neon pink, blue and green powder, began gathering nearly an hour before the race. They were joined by Homer 33C teachers, administrators, Board of Education members, bus drivers, mechanics, custodians, secretaries, paraprofessionals and other staff members who showed their Homer Pride by running or walking alongside the students.
After a pre-run warm-up, led by Charter Fitness trainer Brian Langowski, runners sent a collective cloud of color into the air as the clock ticked down to 9:30 a.m.
More than 90 volunteers, including Homer 33C staff members and Lockport Township High School students, kept the participants motivated and hydrated, cheering them on as they made their way along the 5K route and handing out cups of water.
Others kept the Color Run colorful, tossing out fresh powder as runners and walkers passed by them on the path.
The 5K began and ended at South Founders Crossing and Bell Road in Homer Glen — just behind Charter Fitness, which sponsored the event.
T-shirt sponsors included: Center of Personal Empowerment–COPE, MGC Accounting and Tax, Inc., Wings Dance Studio, Front Row, and the Lockport Homer Youth Theater.
To make the Color Run a little more interesting, Foundation members offered a trophy to the school that recorded the highest percentage of Color Run participants.
Winner of this year’s Homer Pride Trophy is Schilling School, which now enjoys bragging rights until the next Color Run in 2018!
At the October Board of Education meeting, the Foundation also plans to recognize the district’s administrative staff, which demonstrated outstanding support with 90 percent participation.