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Corporate sponsors are also needed to help make our 2021 Navigators on the Move Walk-a-thon a success. Do you have a business, know someone with a business, work for a business or frequent a business that might be interested?
deadline September 10, 2021


For Education

Saturday, September 18, 2021

10 am – 12 noon 

Join us for the 9th annual St. Brendan Walk-a-thon to raise money for educational programs, including upgrades to our Art classroom,  alternative seating options for our primary grades, materials and supplies  for the return of our extracurricular offerings, and books and materials  for our library. 

We really hope to have 100% of school families participate in this  parish-wide effort to benefit our school, promote fitness and build community! 

Goal: Our goal is to raise $20,000. To help us meet this goal, we hope  every school family can raise at least $100. 

Who Can Participate: Anyone and everyone in the parish! Students, parents and other  parishioners are all encouraged to join us in supporting our school, staying fit, having fun, and enjoying the company of friends, neighbors and classmates. 

Where: The walk will be held on a ½ mile course on the parish/school  grounds. Walk as many laps as you are able! 

Entertainment: Various games for kids (and adults!) will be situated along the  course. Music from our DJ will help keep everyone moving. Every  lap walked earns a raffle ticket for fun prizes! Before the walk begins, starting at 9:30 am, we will also have our prize wheel, giant  dice game, and plinko game - $1 a try; everyone wins a prize! 

Refreshments: Water and fruit will be provided throughout the walk to keep everyone hydrated and energized. Complementary hot dogs and popsicles will be available at the end of the walk.

How to Participate: 

1. Call, email or visit family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to ask for their support. Every donation helps – whether it’s $2 or $20 or even more! Share our PayPal link and let family and friends make donations online in your name or  

use the attached sponsor sheet to collect cash or check donations.  


2. Register for your Walk T-shirts by noon on Friday, September  10th online at or by submitting the attached T-shirt order form to the school office. 

3. Join us on Saturday, September 18th– registration/check-in opens at 10:00am. Wear your T-shirt and comfortable shoes, and invite family and friends to join us for some fun and exercise

4. If you or someone you know would like to join us for the fun and exercise of the walk, but does not want to collect pledges, they are still welcome! For a registration fee of $10, they can walk, partake in the refreshments, and earn chances in our raffles.  

Incentives: The 2021 Walk T-Shirt Raise at least $30/individual or $120/family of 4 or more (with money turned in by 9/10). 

T-Shirt & Raise at least $40/individual or  SBS Water Bottle $160/family of 4 or more (with money  

turned in by 9/10). 

Cool Prizes The top family fundraisers win special  


Cool Class Prizes The school classrooms with the highest  percent of participation will enjoy fun 

in-school events! 

Volunteers: Volunteers will be needed for the day of the event. We’ll need help with registration, hospitality, the raffle table, monitoring the course  and games, etc… Contact Mary Welch (440-346-0113 or  [email protected]) if you can help. 

Questions: Contact, Mary Welch at 440-346-0113 or the school office at 440- 777-8433.

Walk-A-Thon for Education


Thank you for all of the support and prayers for the annual St. Brendan School Walk for Education.  Although our families were walking at home this year, the virtual event was still a rousing success.  With the help of your support and that of many wonderful sponsors we were able to raise over $19,000.  A special thank you to our Platinum sponsors who helped make the event possible:  McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes, Councilwoman Mary Ellen Hemann, Reagle Beagle Original Hair Salon & Spa for Men, Tru Form Metal Products, Vinnie Fusco with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty, and Wolff Brothers Supply.  Watch for a detailed list of our sponsors in the coming weeks.



Parishioner  and  St.  Brendan  School  Librarian  (among  many  hats  that  she wears), Mrs. Mary Welch (pictured below), took the helm for this year’s school walk-a-thon. Due to current restrictions because of COVID, it was decided to doa virtual walk-a-thon fundraiser. Live or virtual, it still meant the same amount of  work  and  even  more  time  committed  in  implementing  the  day  and  then actually coordinating the event. Mary was responsible for the virtual assembly video.  She  also  marketed  the  event  to  sponsors  and  benefactors  and  posted updates on Facebook and through the bulletin and on the school website. Mary also  took  care  of  utilizing  online  giving  so  that  individuals  could  participate through  their  generous  donations. She  was  also  diligent  in  updating  the fundraiser  charts  in  the  school  building  that  were  so  cleverly  designed  by, parishioner  and  school  mom,  Katie  Molseed.  Other  committee  members included:  Suzanne  Smith, Wendy  Mullin,  Amber  Twarek,  Charlotte Thomas, and  principal,  Julie  Onacila.  Students  who  raised  the  most  won  some  great prizes including “The Four Ps:” Lunch with the Pastor, Principal, Parent and a Pal and “Design Your Own Robek’s Smoothie.” Thank you Mary Welch for a job well done! Thank you committee members, one and all, together they raised over $19,000.00 for our school community.


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North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
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