Trek 4 Tech walk-a-thon raises funds for new computers at Holy Cross

After their walk from Holy Cross School, on Locust Street, to Collegeville Community Park, located along Park Avenue between Third and Fourth Avenues, during the Trek 4 Tech walk-a-thon, the Holy Cross 6th-8th graders enjoy a well-deserved break. Photo courtesy of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School
Holy Cross 2nd graders reach for their Kona Ice treat during the Trek 4 Tech walk-a-thon April 22. Photo courtesy of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, of Collegeville, has announced plans to purchase new computers for the technology classroom.

To fundraise, Holy Cross families supported a Trek 4 Tech walk-a-thon. All school children in grades Pre-K through 8 participated by walking on Tuesday, April 22. The walk-a-thon began at the school, located on Locust Street in Collegeville. Pre-K to 2nd grade walked around the inner parking lot; 3rd to 5th grade walked around the church and school lot, then up to Ursinus College twice; and 6th to 8th grade walked to Ursinus College and then to Collegeville Park. All the kids were rewarded for their efforts with a Kona Ice treat, courtesy of Holy Cross Home & School Association.

The total earnings, as of press time, were just under $17,000. To encourage the families to gather donations, prizes were offered for classrooms with the highest percentage of participation. Grade 5 had over 84 percent participation and won lunch from Francos Pizza, of Ridge Pike in Collegeville. For their successful collections, three classes were awarded a dress down day, a break from the everyday school uniform.

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The Trek 4 Tech was fun for the kids and lucrative for the school, enhancing the education for next year and beyond.