26 Miles for 26 Charities: 2/17

Parkside Community School - Austin Texas Montessori School

Parkside Community School will be hosting water stop #12 at the Austin Marathon on February 17th.

We were chosen by 26 Miles for 26 Charities – the philanthropy program of the LIVESTRONG® Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® to host a water stop on the marathon course. We ask for your support of ALL the runners by asking you to hand out water and Gatorade and cheer on ALL the marathon runners.  It’s that simple! Watch the Parkside’s 26 Miles for 26 Charities Waterstop Skit.

Not only will you be supporting the runners but also gaining recognition for Parkside within the greater Austin Community (wear your new Parkside t-shirts).  This opportunity is a great extension of our Marathon Kids program and is a wonderful occasion for your whole family to participate in community support.

As a matter of fact, Bryan Wayt, our Marathon Kids coordinator will be running the half marathon and is asking for sponsorships and raising money on behalf of Parkside.  If someone you know is running the full or half marathon, they too can ask for sponsorships in order to fundraise for Parkside.  This link tells how .

Parkside has been assigned waterstop #12 at Camp Mabry – 2200 W. 35th between Mopac and Exposition Blvd from 6:30am – 12:00noon. We need 100 volunteers.  Children are welcome to assist with adult supervision.  Students can obtain community service hours. Ask co-workers, family and friends to join you.

You can earn Parkside volunteer hours for your family by participating at the water stop.  26 for 26 is already in our volunteer system so, it can be chosen as a category to record your hours.

Contact Elizabeth  with ANY questions.

Parkside Community School
“At Parkside, the respectful way teachers treat and talk to the kids not only shapes their expectations for other relationships in their lives, it also sets them up for a positive experience of learning. There’s a balance of understanding and support, and the benefit of being known by caring, responsive people. We may live in a big city, but Parkside creates a loving, small town feel for every member of the community.
Amy Lowrey