Our Lady of Victory Catholic School to hold annual walk-a-thon

Our Lady of Victory Catholic School will hold an annual walk-a-thon 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to help raise money for the school.

An emailed report from a school spokeswoman said the event is OLV’s largest fundraising event.

All proceeds will help fund classroom enhancements, technology upgrades, new equipment and more, the report said.

“We are so grateful for the generous support we’ve received from individuals, families, and local businesses in our community, who donated a total of $69,635,” said Principal Samantha Weakland in a prepared statement.

Weakland said the walk-a-thon was created in 2006 in memory of Sue Crowe, former track coach who was killed in a car accident. The event is held every year on Oct. 7.

“It’s a wonderful way to bring our community together to remember Sue, celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, and support our growing student body,” Weakland said. “Students also learn about giving back by completing service projects during the day.”

Students celebrate the day by attending Mass, participating in service projects for charities and the parish, and walking or running. The day will end with an assembly to announce homeroom winners for select categories, including the homeroom that raises the most money and that has the highest participation.