NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- William B. Ward Elementary School is seeking sponsors for its 2016 Readathon, which kicks off Sept. 30 and is the school's largest annual fundraiser. Do you know a business or organization which can help?
Each year, students are challenged to read as many minutes as they can while raising money for Ward. Every student participates with this event. Last year students read over 1.6 million minutes, raising over $55,000!
"This could not have been accomplished without our community members inspiring the students to read and to sponsor them with their fundraising," said Melissa Panszi Riebe, the readathon's chair.
$100: Business logo and business listed on website under sponsors with link to business, plus mention on Facebook.
$250: Same as $100 level, plus name of business on Readathon shirt and company name and business link on weekly e-ward for October.
$500: Same as $100 and $250 level plus business name and logo placement on Readathon T-shirt, name business link on weekly e-ward for October and November.
$1,000: Same as above levels, plus dominant placement on Readathon T-shirt.
Funds raised will allow each teacher to have extra funds to enhance their classroom; for special projects that are not covered by school budgets, like a reading friendly library; and enrichment materials for math, art, science and music to be provided to all students.