The Foundation mascot, Sheldon A. Turtle, encourages everyone to adopt a turtle.

Sponsors, vendors, adopters needed for Turtle Race

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The Foundation mascot, Sheldon A. Turtle, encourages everyone to adopt a turtle.

The Foundation mascot, Sheldon A. Turtle, encourages everyone to adopt a turtle.

The Turtles are returning to race in Alvin, Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Alvin ISD Education Foundation’s 16th annual Turtle Race at National Oak Park in Alvin.

The day’s events will include the 5th annual 5k Family Fun Run/Walk and 1 k Kids Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Kelsey Seybold. The race will begin at 9 a.m.

This year the 5k course has been officially certified and it will be a timed race.

Applications for the race are online now at signmeup.com.

The Foundation is seeking event sponsors. Sponsors will be recognized in advertising and social media and will be included on the race shirt. Many sponsorship levels are available. Please contact the Foundation office for more information.

Booth space is available for groups or individuals to sell or share items, including food vendors. Booths will be set up along the trail near the bridge. For additional information visit the Education Foundation website or contact the Foundation Office at 281-331-2586, or via email at [email protected]

Community members, parents, students and staff are all encouraged to adopt turtles for the race. Turtles can be adopted for $5 by filling out an adoption form, available at all Alvin ISD campuses, the Alvin ISD Central Administration Building, Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of Alvin, Alvin Community College and TDEC, Inc, as well as online at www.alvinisd.net/educationfoundation.

All proceeds from the Turtle Race benefit the students and teachers in the Alvin ISD through Innovative Teaching Grants, campus grants, and scholarships for students, teachers and paraprofessionals.

Follow the Alvin ISD Education Foundation and Sheldon A. Turtle on Facebook and Twitter.

The Alvin ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) (charitable) organization established to create support for academic programs of the district. Money raised will be used to fund student achievement, and recognize and encourage staff excellence through innovative projects and ideas.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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