Friday Apr 03 2009
Who let the dogs out?
By: Megan Wood The Press-Tribune
Bulldogs make a mad dash at PTC fundraiser
And they’re off! At the sound of a trumpet, more than 75 Sargeant Elementary School students charged toward the finish line for the first Bulldog Dash half-mile fun run. The Parent Teacher Club fundraiser was open to the community and also included a 5K run for older students and parents for prizes from sponsors like Starbucks and Beach Hut Deli. Crestmont Elementary School fourth-grader Josh Simpson said his technique was to “run as fast as the (pace) bike” and was first in the fun run to cross the finish line. The Crestmont Running Club member said he is used to running regularly during the week and wanted to join the 5k but was advised to “start small” by his mother, Julie Simpson. Not far behind Simpson was Xzavier Caldwell who, despite losing a shoe, ran the last stretch of the race and still managed to finish in the top five. “I wanted to beat my friend who spent the week practicing,” Caldwell said. According to event chairman and Sargeant parent Scott Taggart, the fundraiser garnered about $800 in funds for PTC activities.