Coral Gables, FL – Janurary 26, 2018 – How many Pre K 4 Students on tricycles and bicycles does it take to raise over $60,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital? “It is amazing that collectively, 78 children get the message out and raise this much money for children who are not able to ride a bicycle,” says Ms. Nancy Capper, Vice Principal of Pre K through fourth grade.
With the 16th Annual Trike-A-Thon underway at 8:45 a.m., St. Theresa Pre K 4 Students were off to the races! Each class rode with great determination and spirit for thirty minutes, exhibiting the bicycle safety they had learned as a part of the entire experience. Mrs. Sanchez students led the charge, followed by Mrs. Contreras’ students at 9:30 a.m., and Mrs. Mena’s students at 10:15 a.m. “The children did an amazing job raising funds for the Trike-A-Thon,” shared Mrs. Sanchez. “And they are very excited to do their service component and ride their best for another child who cannot.”
The Trike-A-Thon course was carefully laid out by teachers and parents, and surrounded by cheering parents, teachers, students, grandparents and staff as the Pre-K 4 competitors mastered the track. Signs of support dotted the crowd as the determined bikers pedaled passionately to their goal.
“It’s the most money we have raised thus far in all of our Trike-A-Thons,” said Mrs. Mena. “Many parents realized the company they work for will make a matching gift, which gave us an additional ‘lift’ in funds. It is fantastic.!”
“Our students learn about bicycle safety and about St. Jude Children’s Hospital,” said Mrs. Contreras. “It is a good lesson in service for children of the age of 4 or 5 giving back to those who are not healthy right now.” “This fundraiser shows us that even the tiniest of tykes can serve others in the spirit of our Catholic Faith,” said Sister Rosalie Nagy, Principal. “The true Musketeer Spirit of STS ignites service.”