May 1, 2012 > Dominican Kinderjog
Submitted By Rod Marquez
It's just another day of training - running lap after lap as the young runners push the limits of their endurance. But these aren't elite athletes preparing for the Olympics this summer; these are young children training for Kinderjog, an annual fundraiser Friday, May 4 at Dominican Kindergarten in Fremont.
Students, along with school director and teacher Sister Jane Marie, will jog laps of approximately 1/5 mile in length, relay style, to raise money through pledges and donations. This year's theme of "Welcome to the Family" is to promote a larger sense of community for the students.
First started in 2000, Kinderjog has evolved to become a successful yearly event. Organizers are hoping to beat the current fundraising record of approximately $21,000. Funds are raised through pledges, raffle ticket sales, and donations from the community. Proceeds from Kinderjog will be used for school classroom and facility needs, tuition assistance, Dominican Missions in Mexico and Guatemala, and the Vision of Hope Ministry as well as other local causes.
The event is open to the public; come and support the school children.
Friday, May 4
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont