From left to right: Doug Stewart, Walter Stewart’s Marketing Director/Owner; Steffi Loomis, Co- chair NC Color Run; Allison Mennitt, Co-chair NC Color Run: Alex Stewart, Walter Stewart’s General Manager/Owner. Missing from photo Jennifer Richardson, Co-chair NC Color Run
NCHS Scholarship Foundation Announces First Ever NC Color Run; Walter Stewart’s Is First Sponsor
The New Canaan High School Scholarship Foundation (NCSF), in honor of its 50th anniversary, will host its first ever NC Color Run on April 29, 2017 at 9am. In this highly anticipated event, students and adults of all ages will run/walk in either the Kids’ Color Dash, which is .8 miles for younger children, or the NC Color Run, an approximate 5k. Both events will have a start/finish line at the high school and will feature Color Stations along the route where powdered, washable paint will be thrown in the air to create the “color run.” There will also be food and a D.J. to celebrate at the start/finish line.
“I am thrilled to announce and support the NC Color Run this year, as it is our goal to bring the community together and help us reach our fundraising goals this year,” states William Egan, New Canaan High School Principal and Chairman of NCSF. “We spoke to current students about the success of the traditional scholarship drive and how to make this a more fun and inclusive event. We know children of all ages, elementary through high school, will thoroughly enjoy this fun morning.” The run replaces the traditional scholarship drive, where students went door-to-door each April to solicit donations.
Walter Stewart’s Market has also committed to be the first sponsor of the NC Color Run, sponsoring the Green Color Station. Walter Stewart’s has generously partnered with the NCHS Scholarship Foundation for 17 years and recognizes that NCSF is a long-standing community effort to provide need-based financial aid for NCHS graduates pursuing higher education at the undergraduate level. Beginning March 1, Walter Stewart’s will be handing out coloring pages for customers, which will be displayed in the store for the month of April. Drop-off of completed coloring pages will be collected the month of March.
To register online for the NC Color Run go to NCSF’s new website at NCHS-SF.org. The cost to register is $30 for the run/walk and $20 for the kids’ dash. New Canaan High School students will also be asked to solicit donations in a Color Run Drive this April. Day-of registration opens at 8 am, with an additional cost of $10. Ages 5 and under are free! The first 500 online registrants will receive a t-shirt and sunglasses to be distributed at the high school a week prior to the event.
For more information on the NCSF, please go to NCHS-SF.org. General donations can be made online or mailed to NCHS Scholarship Foundation, New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Checks should be made out to the “NCHS Scholarship Foundation.”
For more information:
William Egan, New Canaan High School Principal and Chairman of NCSF 203-594-4600