8th Annual BC Race to Educate Raises $180K for STCPS
On Saturday, April 28, more than 1,000 runners participated in the BC Race to Educate at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium to benefit Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Through sponsor donations and the community’s fundraising efforts, the 8th annual race raised more than $180,000 to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education. Thank you to all of the runners, walkers, volunteers, sponsors, fundraisers and Saint Columbkille families for a successful race this year.
1,000 runners/walkers participated with another 1,000 spectating and cheering
6 months – age of the youngest participant
93 years – age of the oldest participant
Saint Col’s alumni from the class of 2017 raised $500 and participated in the race
A record-breaking 70 sponsors supported the race
24 sponsors secured by STCPS parents
7 parent/grandparent-owned businesses sponsored the race
52 BC athletes volunteered along the race course
10 BC Pep Band musicians inspired the crowd and runners
1 Boston College mascot (Baldwin the Eagle) motivated participants
“The BC Race to Educate is one of the most rewarding and fun events of the year,” said Dr. William Gartside, Head of School at Saint Columbkille. “Our families, students and the community all come together to support our school.”
In the next few weeks, the school will host a fun Friday afternoon event on the Plaza to celebrate the success of the BC Race to Educate and to honor the families who won this year’s fundraising awards.
A big thank you to all of our 2018 sponsors below!
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry associate professor Hosffman Ospino was presented with the Lumen Gentium Award in recognition of the impact of his research on Hispanic Catholics and his distinguished pastoral leadership in the Catholic Church.