For the second straight year, Saint Peter High School alum Charlie Potts will hit the trails behind Saint Peter High School to raise scholarship funds for its students as part of his second annual Run St. Peter Scholarship event on Saturday, May 15.
“The goal of this year's Run St. Peter Scholarship is to raise at least $2,000 to provide scholarships to deserving 2021 SPHS graduates,” Potts said. “Scholarship recipients will be seniors who can articulate how they have incorporated wellness and personal fitness into their lives to improve their mental and physical health during the pandemic.”
Potts, a 1997 SPHS grad, plans to run 50 kilometers (31+ miles) around SPHS and Community Spirit Park on May 15th, but because large in-person events have not been reinstated yet, the community is encouraged to participate in the "Run St Peter Scholarship Community Challenge."
“This challenge is free to participants - all you have to do is log any and all miles you run or walk between May 1st and May 15th,” he said. “We'll have some prizes to give away and each mile you walk/run demonstrates support for our SPHS grads.”
According to Potts, the Community Challenge information and links will be shared by May 1st via social media. Check out Instagram (@runstpeter) or Facebook, and #RunStPeter.
The GoFundMe page is open with a goal of $2,000. All donations help and will go directly to this scholarship event. If you prefer to donate using options other than GoFundMe, reach out to Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Our graduates have experienced so much disruption the past two years, and their resilience has been amazing,” Potts said. “I am so proud that our community's generosity makes these scholarships possible for these students.
"Staying active is so vital to our mental and physical health, particularly during challenging times. My hope is that the Run St. Peter Scholarship program -- supported entirely by our community -- motivates and inspires students to find healthy ways to manage their well-being."