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Our 14th annual Friends of Blaine (FOB) Walk-A-Thon is being held on Thursday, October 19th.  The Walk-a-thon is a daylong event with each grade participating for 30 minutes in an energetic fitness program on the field brought to us by Lakeshore Sport & Fitness.

Our goal with Walk-a-thon is to have 100% of students soliciting donations of any size.  Last year we reached our goal of 100% of participation and we are confident we can reach this again.
How to give:
  1. Yubbler: From the Blaine Yub, click on the Walk-a-Thon 2017 tab, click on the purchase button and choose your donation level.
  2. The Form:  Use the form that went home today.  Return the form with the required information and with a check by October 19th to your child’s teacher or use the Friends of Blaine mailbox in the Blaine main office.
  3. Chase:  Use Chase QuickPay and send your donation to weareblaine@gmail.com Be sure to include your child’s name and homeroom in the memo.  If you give $50 or more, please include their t-shirt size.
  4. PayPal:  Send your donation to weareblaine@gmail.com.  Be sure to include your child’s name and homeroom in the memo.  If you give $50 or more, please include their t-shirt size.
Why to give:  
This important fundraising event organized by the Friends of Blaine historically raises about $60,000 with 100% of the money raised supporting efforts that benefit every student at Blaine.  Our fundraising efforts are critical since Blaine’s CPS budget just barely covers the salaries and benefits of our teachers and support staff, falling over $600,000 short of the funds needed to provide what Blaine has historically offered.
Who already deserves a THANK YOU:
Thank you to our event sponsors as of October 1, 2017: Stephanie Biederman Realtor®, Lakeshore Sport and Fitness, The Lowe Group, Shoreline, Barnett Homes, Barrett Homes, D’Agostino’s Pizza, AK Custom Homes and Music Box Theatre.
What do you get:
Besides feeling good about giving to Blaine, we will give you back a little love!
Level 1: $50 – Official t-shirt
Level 2: $125 – Level 1 prize + Friends of Blaine pedometer
Level 3: $250 – Level 1 prize + Level 2 prize + entry into raffle to win a family breakfast or lunch with Mr. Russell
Level 4: $500 – Level 1 prize + Level 2 prize + Level 3 prize + 1 ticket to the Blaine Gala on March 2, 2018
CLASS PRIZE:  Every class that achieves 100% participation (through donations) will earn a movie at Music Box Theatre! If you would like to sponsor a student that is unable to contribute, please check “Sponsor a student” with an accompanying donation. This donation will be attributed to a student in need at Blaine.