Students at Corky McMillin Elementary will be walking and running their way to better fitness on Friday,
November 19—and all for a good cause.
McMillin‟s student service project is the “Jog for a Dog” Fun Run/Walk. The fundraiser benefits the Chula Vista Police Foundation in its charitable campaign for a new canine team for the Department‟s Patrol Canine program.
The Chula Vista Police Foundation is a 501(c)3, non-profit foundation that supports the Chula Vista Police Department through charitable gifts.
The foundation has been able to secure a donor to fund one canine team, and is actively working on raising funds to support a second canine team.
The “Jog for a Dog” event is a fun and rewarding fundraiser that will be held at Chula Vista schools to promote a healthy lifestyle, community service and involvement, and enhance public safety. Students who raise funds will be eligible for prizes, and the school that raises the most money will be able to “adopt” the new canine team.
The program will kick off at McMillin Elementary on Friday, a rolling start as other elementary schools embark on their own service projects throughout the school year.
The foundation and District are working with local businesses and service organizations to match school contributions.
Who: Students at Corky McMillin Elementary will be jogging and walking for a charitable cause: a K9 unit for the Chula Vista Police Department
What: "Jog for a Dog‟ Fun Run/Walk
When: 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 19, 2010
Where: McMillin Elementary, 1201 Santa Cora Avenue, off Palomar Street in eastern Chula Vista
Police Public Information Office