Sparta Education Foundation gears up for 6th annual Turkey Trot
SPARTA — The Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) is gearing up for its sixth annual 5K Krogh's Turkey Trot.
The 5K race and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held again this year on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22.
Last year over 2,000 runners participated in one of Sparta's best-attended community events which has become the new "Tradition Before the Tradition."
In 2012, the Foundation awarded $51,500 in grants to the Sparta School District. The funding supported new programs like a Bio Diesel project, clicker response systems for the SHS Science department, and additional sound amplification systems for the elementary schools. None of this would have been possible without the support of community-minded businesses and families in the Sparta School District.
The Sparta Education Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to be able to help support programs and bring new technologies into Sparta's classrooms that enhance the overall educational environment.
Now entering its sixth year, the Sparta Education Foundation is continuing to encourage community and private sector relationships that serve the interests and needs of Sparta's public schools.
Other SEF fundraisers include Pathways to Excellence, which allows sponsors to purchase engraved pavers placed in the walkway at the Sparta Theatre, and Casino Night, an evening of fun including great prizes at the Lake Mohawk Country Club.
The Sparta Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to provide funding for programs that enhance the learning environment in Sparta public schools.
This year's sponsors include:
Title Sponsor: Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub
Gold Sponsor: Thor Labs
Bib Sponsor: HighPoint Solutions
Silver Sponsors: Dan Corrigan - RE/MAX, Dykstra Engineering, Eastern Propane, Lakeland Bank, Lake Mohawk Country Club, Newton Memorial Hospital Foundation, Pine Cone Chiropractic, Schoolcraft, Realty Executives
Bronze Sponsors: Coldwell Banker—Julie Killen, First Hope Bank, Gabriel Perry Salon, Highlands State Bank, Laddey, Clark and Ryan LLP, Attorneys at Law, Liquor Factory, McGuire Chevrolet, Nicole Pacich – Exit Town and Country Realty, Augusta, N.J., PNC Bank, Royal Coachman Worldwide, Sharpe Plumbing, Sparta Athletic Club, Sparta Driving School, Trellis, Weichert Realtors—Dawn Corbo and Ruth Linn, Wellness Pediatrics, and Younique Yoga.
Catering By: Villa Capri and Music By: R.E.N.O.
To participate in the Krogh's 5K Turkey Trot race register on-line at: www.ACTIVE.com, runsignup.com, or www.RunningInTheUSA.com/KroghsTurkeyTrot.
For more information call toll-free 1-800-905-7331. If you are interested in more information about sponsorship opportunities for these and other Foundation events, or to find out how to volunteer on a committee or make a donation, visit the Sparta Education Foundation's website, www.spartaeducationfoundation.org or call the Foundation at 800-905-7331.