ALKI-A-THON – Friday, May 31, 2019

Alki-a-Thon Pledge Website:


In the spring, we strap on our shoes and head outside to promote healthy habits and earn funds pledged by friends and family based on the number of laps completed in our PTA Alki-A-Thon. This fundraiser is a fun and exciting event for students and families.

The Alki-A-Thon is Alki Elementary PTA’s second largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised directly support our half time school counselor, Writers in the Schools residency, social events, and all the many great Alki PTA programs. Alki students will run, walk, skip, hop, or dance as many laps as they can around the Alki field and collect donations in support of their participation or pledges based on their lap totals.

Can you help? This is such a fun event to volunteer for – kids, colorful shirts, music, cheering, running and even some dancing. You can help your student’s teacher get the kids ready to run, keep track of laps, hand out water to thirsty runners, help set up tents, cut up oranges, decorate or just cheer on the kids.

Download a copy of the 2019 Alki-A-Thon Pledge Packet

Pledge packets will be in kidmail this week, but it you want to get an early start, here is an example of what you could write to family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, Facebook friends, everyone you know to get those pledges started!

Dear Sponsor,

I am participating in the Alki Elementary PTA Alki-A-Thon. The proceeds will go to Alki PTA to help fund our half- time school counselor, playground/lunchroom supervision, Writers in the Schools residency, teacher discretionary funds, and so much more. You can sponsor me for an amount per lap (name a maximum amount that you are willing to contribute) or make a fixed pledge in support of my participation and my school!

A fast and secure way to make a fixed pledge is through our website:

With this link you may pay by credit card, enter the name, grade and teacher of the student(s) you’re sponsoring (that’s me!) and automatically receive an emailed receipt for your 100% tax deductible donation. Please consider submitting your receipt to your workplace if company matching is offered to double your donation! If you would rather donate a fixed pledge by cash or check (made out to Alki PTA) I can collect that now OR for “per- lap” pledges, after the Alki-a-Thon I will return to tell you how many laps I ran/walked and collect your contribution. Alki PTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID: 91-1387438. Thank you!

2019 Alki-A-Thon Pledge Sheet: Click Here to Print