2013 Family Fun Walk and Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The sun was shining and hundreds of supporters of Armatage came together on Saturday for a fun fall morning that celebrated fitness and raised important funds for our beloved school. A grand total of 361 students collected their race bibs to walk at the event, bringing along their parents, siblings, friends, and plenty of enthusiasm. And more than 500 joined us for pancakes!  We ate, we walked, we danced, we dunked – and we raised serious money for Armatage!

Due to the generosity of Armatage supporters,
we raised more than $29,000. While we didn’t quite make our goal,
our community came together to raise more than ever before.



SPECIAL THANKS to our generous event sponsors! We couldn’t have done it without them.

Cave Vin (56th and Xerxes) - donated all the delicious sausages and orange juice, and most of the fruit
City Church (54th and Humboldt) – donated pancake mix and syrup, and 10 volunteers

Breadsmith (50th and France, owned by Armatage parents Robin and David Wright) – donated the Starbucks coffee
Castle Remodeling (54th and Nicollet) – donated the use of their bouncy house
Kowalskis (54th and Lyndale)
Target (York Avenue)
Peace Coffee
Lunds (Penn and 62)
SAMs club (Bloomington)

THANK YOU to the more than 50 volunteers who made all of Saturday’s fun possible, and to Kari Augdahl, our volunteer coordinator, for helping make that happen.

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!

Ethan Poindexter (room 114) and Malcolm Munnich (room 124) walked 11 laps (over 8 miles!) and won the grand prize of the day on Saturday – their very own slack line! These good friends will share the prize.

Hillary Noice (room 127) won the raffle on walk day (each walker received one entry per lap) and received a slack line as well.

Denise Clare's students (room 110) raised the highest dollar amount of pledges - $2,110.50 in total or an average of $81 per student – well done! Enjoy your pizza party and special $250 classroom prize!

Ralph Sievert (and his students in 114) won the Who Will Be Foster? contest. So keep your eyes peeled for Ralph dressed as Foster at some point in the near (?) future.

Thanks again for coming out on Saturday and for your support!