Annual Turtle Race set for Feb. 7

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The 14th Annual Mustang Bayou Turtle Race, sponsored by the Alvin ISD Education Foundation, is set for Saturday, Feb. 7.

It will be held at National Oak Park in Alvin. On that day, thousands of little green plastic turtles will race down the bayou to see which one can cross the finish line first. Prizes are awarded to the top finishers in the race. The turtle race has grown into a major event with booths, silent auction, moon walks, student performances, food and fun.

The day’s events include a Turtle 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and Kids 1K. Registration is now open, and forms are available online or at signmeup.com. Registration costs are Kids 1K $15, 5K $25, and students $20. Prices increase by $5 after Jan. 23, 2015.

Contact the Foundation office to reserve booth space and/or adopt a turtle(s) for this years’ race, information and links are also on the Foundation website at www.alvinisd.net.

The race enables the Foundation to fund the Innovative Teaching Grants, campus grants and student scholarships. Last year the Foundation funded almost $40,000 in Innovative Teaching Grants, $10,000 in campus grants and over $16,000 in Teacher and Student Scholarships.

The Foundation raises money to serve the needs of the District’s 23 campuses by providing funds beyond the normal operating budget for educational programs and activities for students and staff. Funds for these programs are not available through tax revenues. Foundation funds are used to support student achievement and skill development, recognize and encourage staff excellence, and expand community involvement from individuals, businesses, and civic organizations.

This event would not be possible without the help of generous sponsors, to participate as a sponsor please contact the Foundation office.

The Alvin ISD Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has been serving students and teachers since 1998.

The Alvin ISD Education Foundation is located at 301 E. House in the Alvin ISD Administration Building. For additional information, contact the Foundation office at 281-331-2586.

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