Schools reap benefits of fun run
04 October 2017
An impressive $26,000 will be donated to Gladstone regional primary and high schools from the 2017 Botanic to Bridge.
Throughout the eight years of the event $191,530 has been returned to local schools.
Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO, Peter O’Sullivan said that organisation was proud to be able to support the community and in particular the schools.
“The Botanic to Bridge provides funds to schools for essential health, sport and recreation equipment and material, encouraging students and their families to embrace healthy lifestyles,” he said.
“The event was developed to promote an active lifestyle, so to see the community thrown their support behind the event means we are achieving what we set out to do.
“Each year thousands of people participate, whether it be to raise funds for their school or the community beneficiary, to get active and socialise or to be competitive.”
Every cent from registrations are donated back to the community via the community beneficiary and local schools.
This year’s community beneficiary, St Vincent de Paul Society, received $20,000 to redevelop the warehouse facility by air-conditioning the donations sorting area and improving the overall warehouse facility.
Over 3,400 participants laced up for the 8th annual event on Sunday 20 August.
Top five fundraising schools
|1. St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School||$ 2,130.00|
|2. Gladstone State High School||$ 1,822.00|
|3. Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School||$ 1,609.00|
|4. Toolooa State High School||$ 1,460.00|
|5. Gladstone West State School||$ 1,441.00|
Photo caption: Thousands of feet crossed the 2017 Botanic to Bridge finish line.
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