Austin Road Students Have a Colorful Time Raising Money

The race erupts in an explosion of color. Credits: Deena Bell
Joey Dascoli, 7, feels the need for more color. Credits: Deena Bell
Addison Dascoli, 2, loved running through the clouds of color. Credits: Deena Bell
The Morris siblings, Gulianna, 9, and Christopher, 12, help their brother, Kevin, 8, run the trail. Credits: Deena Bell
Skylar Sims, 11, and Patrick Lowery, 7, get a little purple. Credits: Deena Bell
Hannah Harney, 11, was smart to wear sunglasses! Credits: Deena Bell
Sierra Perillo, 10, pushes through a color cloud. Credits: Deena Bell
Will Spain, 6, just misses the pink cloud. Credits: Deena Bell
Sully Hunter, 8, and Paige Bonder, 7, near the finish line. Credits: Deena Bell
The first leg of the run is done with one more to go. Credits: Deena Bell
The participants runs through the first cloud of color. Credits: Deena Bell
The race is over and the runners are tired but colorful! Credits: Deena Bell
The Magani family: Nick; mother, Maria; Matthew; Jess and JoLynn Credits: Deena Bell
And...they’re off! Credits: Deena Bell

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Austin Road Elementary and SEPTO held one of the most colorful fundraisers imaginable at the school on Saturday, April 22.  Called the “Color Run,” students run through a premade course—a distance of a little less than a mile.  Spread throughout the course are stations containing buckets of colored powder.  As the kids pass each station (a different color at each one), the colored powder was thrown on them by teachers. At the end of the race, the kids looked like a big rainbow swirl!

The event combined good health and exercise with color and fun.  To take part in the Color Run, each child had to raise a minimum of $30.  That earned the youngsters a shirt, color pack and bag.  Some of the kids raised hundreds of dollars. 

The money collected for the school will be used for a number of activities and programs for the students.

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