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3rd annual Cupcake Run for Public Education sees record crowd

Organizers estimate that more than 1,300 people participated or volunteered. Teachers, students, parents and citizens from all three school districts in the county were represented in the run.

Posted: Sep 23, 2018 7:06 PM
Updated: Sep 23, 2018 7:19 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The third annual Cupcake Run for public education saw a record number of participants.

Organizers estimate that more than 1,300 people participated or volunteered. Teachers, students, parents and citizens from all three school districts in the county were represented in the run.

All the proceeds will go to the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County. 

The money is then used to fund teacher grants that can be used for innovative and interactive teaching methods.

Something President of the foundation, Pam Smith, said is worth investing in.

“Our teachers need our assistance,” said Smith. “Whether it's providing them grants to buy supplies for a special activity, whether it's to take the children on a trip to have an educational visit.”

She said there is huge support of education in this community.

“I knew way back in 2010 when we had the school financial crisis that this community rallied together in order to raise money for teachers or help find a way through that budget crunch,” she said.

Smith said the organization typically awards about $25,000 to teachers each year because of the proceeds raised at this event.

You can still donate to the cause online.

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