Park Slope City Councilman Brad Lander is hoping that Saturday’s upcoming 8th Annual Brooklyn PTA 5K run, walk, stroll toddle in Prospect Park will help spread the wealth for extra-curricular activities to public schools in some of the city’s poorer neighborhoods.
The event, which started to raise money for local Park Slope PTA’s, which use the money for their school’s extracurricular programs, continues to grow to the point that last year it raised more than $13,000 to support PTAs throughout the borough.
“For the second year, Councilmembers Laurie Cumbo, Stephen Levin and Carlos Menchaca are co-sponsors of the event. This year we’ll be joined by Borough President Eric Adams and State Senator Jesse Hamilton as well. All are terrific supporters of our local schools, and I thank them for their help in spreading the word and drawing additional funds for our PTAs,” said Lander.
“In the past couple years, we’ve also seen another level of partnership in which schools with well-honed PTA fund-raising operations have reached out to schools with greater need to work together to raise funds for where they are most needed. And I must give a special thanks to our sponsoring school, PS 107, for their deep involvement in making this event a success,” he added.
The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m., this Saturday, May 9 at the Bartel-Pritchard parking lot, located at the intersection of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest.
Participants pay a registration fee ($20 per individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 5) and can raise additional money through sponsors. The funds then go to the participating schools.
To register for the event and learn more about it go here..