FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Woods Wildcats Walk-A-Thon is set for Friday.
The event that raises funds for the school's Parent Teacher Student Association starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Fairfield Woods Middle School, according to a press release.
"This fun and fit outdoor event is for all students in grades 6 through 8 and is the school’s most important fundraiser of the year," representatives said in the press release. "A goal of $15,000 has been set, of which 100 percent will go directly to fund programs and activities offered to the students, faculty, and community of Fairfield Woods Middle School through the PTSA."
The funding is set to go toward programs including Arts in Action, River-Lab, student activity nights, author visits and scholarships for school trips, according to the release.
The PTSA is a volunteer, nonprofit organization. A successful Walk-A-Thon will "help fund many if not all of these worthy programs," according to the press release.
Tausif Churyk, president of the PTSA, said the event wa the group's first Walk-A-Thon.
“I’m so excited to start this wonderful tradition at Woods," Churyk said in the release. “We have a very generous and involved PTSA, and have had a strong outpouring of support from our community, which includes Holland Hill, Jennings, North Stratfield, and Osborn Hill elementary schools.”
In addition to pledges raised by students, the Walk-A-Thon has also been supported by about 20 corporate
sponsors and sponsorship is open to the public.
Those interested in sponsoring the Woods Walk-a-Thon are asked to visit the PTSA group's website.