Phoebe Hearst Jog for the Arts sets donation record

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Phoebe Hearst sixth grade teacher Mark Henrikson leads a race

Phoebe Hearst Elementary School’s annual PTO-sponsored Jog for the Arts fundraiser set a record this year in donations: More than $40,000 was raised to fund the school’s part-time art teacher.

Students hustled for donations earning shirts, sweatshirts, beanies, water bottles and raffle entries as prizes. Raffle items included gift cards to Target and Jamba Juice, a Kindle, an iPod shuffle, a scooter and an acoustic guitar.

On the day of the race, students wore their Jog-a-Thon shirts and, cheered on by volunteers, principals and parents, raced around the track with their classmates.

“The event was a huge success,” says Principal Nathan McGill, “and we were able to successfully promote the arts, philanthropy and the fun of being active.”