On Saturday, Oct. 22, Pasadena ISD and the Pasadena Lions Club will host the annual two-mile Walk for Sight event at Veterans Memorial Stadium, located at 2906 Dabney Drive. Now in its 14th year, the walk helps raise funds to provide eyeglasses for children in Pasadena schools.
“We love this event because it gives district families and local organizations a chance to work together toward a common goal – giving back to the community,” Pam Tevis, the district’s health, physical education and wellness coordinator said.
Officials scheduled the walk on Oct. 22 to coincide with Make a Difference Day, a national day of volunteerism which encourages individuals to pay it forward and become a productive member of society.
Each participating campus that raises at least $500 will earn 10 percent of the money raised to go toward coordinated school health efforts on campus. Last year, the event raised about $22,000 for students in need.
Prizes will be awarded to students and campus employees who collect the most donations. All students and teachers who participate in the walk will receive a t-shirt and two miles credit for their Get Fit Jog.
The walk has raised a net of $180,000 cumulative over the last 13 years through sponsorships and local businesses, with the bulk of the money coming from the district.
Proceeds raised from the walk have been used to provide over $42,000 in eye exams and glasses for district students.
Parents are encouraged to participate in the walk with students.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the walk at 8:30 a.m.
Event organizers would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions and service to the community and the students in Pasadena: Vision I Care; Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union; Meador Staffing; Bayshore Optical; Shared Resources Credit Union; Rubber Stamps and More; ABF Printing Services; and Savannah Café and Bakery. For more information about the event or to get involved, please contact Pam Tevis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pasadena Lion’s Club member Joey Bowers at email@example.com.