BATAVIA, NY – For the first time ever, trekkers who take part in Genesee Community College’s annual Alumni Trek the Trail walkathon can go online to solicit pledges from family and friends, form teams, and create their own webpage!
The annual fundraiser, which benefits the GCC Foundation Student Scholarship Fund, includes a morning of fun, outdoor activities for all ages. For a $15 donation, each registered trekker gets a T-shirt, treats, prizes and lunch, and a chance to join their friends and family on an engaging stroll around the Batavia campus.
And new this year, walkers can register, ask for and tally pledges, challenge friends, and create their own page on the Trek the Trail website: www.gccfoundation.kintera.org/trek
Last-minute registration gets underway at 9:30am on April 21, 2012, with sign-in at the Stuart Steiner Theater Lobby. The trek then heads out along the Cougar Paws Pathway, with various stops for healthy treats along the Nature Trail to the soccer stadium and baseball fields, where kids (big and small!) can run the bases, and new this year, a photo opportunity in front of the giant GCC sign at the old soccer fields. Hikers continue to College Village, where playtime awaits at the Ducky Pond, and moves to the gym, where future hoops stars can show off their dunking style. Walkers then progress to the Student Union and the Forum, where various medical technicians will offer blood pressure readings and other healthy check-ups. The walkathon wraps up with lunch under the tent.
“This is a terrific opportunity for folks to enjoy some light exercise in the fresh air, have fun with their children, and help the College Foundation provide scholarship money for students,” said Alumni Affairs Coordinator Jackie Christenson. “We’re very excited about the new website and think it will make this fundraiser more accessible for a lot more people!”
Prizes will be awarded for most pledges and most creative team (costumes are welcome!), and those who correctly answer trivia questions along the way will be entered into a prize raffle.
Sponsorship opportunities for Trek the Trail are still available and can be arranged by contacting Jackie Christenson, Alumni Affairs Coordinator, at 585-343-0055 x6265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.