Fall Fun Obstacle Run Fundraiser
Fall Fun Obstacle Run Fundraiser
Posted on 10/22/2021
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Emge Elementary
Fall Fun Obstacle Run Fundraiser
Click the link below to watch Mrs. Fraley and Ms. Merideth run the obstacle course!
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What is an Obstacle Run? 
The Emge Obstacle Run will be our largest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised over $15,000 with the Read-a-Thon!  This year we are hoping to raise $20,000! Participants earn money by participating in various obstacles & challenges with their grade-level time on Friday, October 22.  Participants get pledges from family, friends, neighbors or businesses to support their efforts.

How do I get Pledges? 
For our Obstacle Run this year, we're using an awesome website that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It's fun, it's easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don't!  

Online Pledges
It takes just minutes to set-up your child’s own fundraising page to request pledges. To register your child(ren):

1) Go to http://pledgestar.com/emge 2) Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event.” Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
3) Follow the instructions on-screen to register your children under your family account

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.  

*Call Pledgestar @ 1-888-598-7510 if you need any help with online pledges.

In Person Pledges
Use the form linked below to collect donations face-to-face. Consider going to family and neighbors explaining the purpose of the Obstacle Run. You may collect cash or checks. Please have all donors write their checks out to “Emge PTO. No donation is too large or too small! Be sure to ask all your friends and family members. If you do go to neighbors’ houses, please do so with a trusted adult.
Download the pledge packet here

Why are we raising money?
Your support allows the PTO to continue to fund many of the great programs and events at our school. This year we plan on using any funds raised to:

Fund new playground items, new equipment for P.E. and to help create calming corners for students in each classroom who need a sensory break.
Provide teachers with money to enhance their instruction and classroom environment. --->Fund the many PTO events throughout the year
--->Continue funding various subscription services and other annual fees for the Emge community.

What is the goal?
This year we would like to raise $20,000. If every participant can raise $55/student we can achieve our goal! Mrs. Fraley and Mrs. Merideth will be performing their own obstacle run experience in front of the WHOLE SCHOOL via zoom!

When do we do the Obstacle Course?Students will complete the obstacles during their afternoon recess times. 

Can parents come up to participate? Unfortunately, we are still at the point in the pandemic where we will not be able to have parents come to this event.

***Pledges are due Wednesday, October 13 for all grades!

In order to guarantee your prizes, you MUST turn in your packets on time. Any pledges collected after October 13 will help us meet our goal, but may not ensure prizes delivered in time for the Obstacle Run.

Thank you for your support!