Annual Superintendent’s Fun Run raises $120,000

May 10, 2021

Fun Run raises $120,000CFISD and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital representatives present a check worth $120,000 to the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation for the eighth annual Superintendent’s Fun Run. The event was held virtually on May 1, as CFISD staff, students, community members and business partners came together to raise the amount. Pictured, from left, are Keith Grothaus, CFEF chairman; Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD superintendent of schools; Marie Holmes, CFEF executive director; Bevin Gordon, CFISD director of health services and former director of marketing and community relations; Yvette Rodriguez, CFISD community engagement specialist; and Jerry Ashworth, Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital CEO.

May 10, 2021—Through continued and tremendous generosity, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD staff, students, community members and business partners came together to raise $120,000 for the eighth annual Superintendent’s Fun Run, held virtually this year on May 1. CFISD presented a check to the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF) on May 5.

Tasked to “Run Together From Wherever,” numerous CFISD staff members and students and community members performed their own run or walks virtually on May 1, posting and sharing photos on social media.

0510 Fun Run 2 WEB.jpgRetired Jersey Village High School Principal Ralph Funk and his family pose for a photo in Colorado to commemorate their participation in the eighth annual Superintendent’s Fun Run, held virtually on May 1. Participants performed their own run or walks virtually, posting and sharing photos on social media.

Woodard Elementary School was recognized as the top contributing elementary school, followed by Duryea Elementary School and third place Andre’ Elementary School. Woodard was also honored as the elementary campus with the highest overall participation.

Among middle schools, Hamilton Middle School was the top contributing campus. It was followed by Salyards Middle School and Arnold Middle School, which placed second and third, respectively.

Cypress Ranch High School was recognized as the top contributing high school, followed by runner-up Cypress Falls High School and third place Bridgeland High School. Cypress Ranch was also recognized as having the most members (26) register for the Superintendent’s Century Club (registration total equaled or exceeded $100).

CFISD’s School Administration & Leadership Development department was recognized as the top contributing small department.

0510 Fun Run 3 WEB.jpgCypress Springs High School junior Jezlyn Martinez, left, poses with brothers Jedidiah, a sixth grade student at Hopper Middle School, and Josiah, a fourth grade student at Andre’ Elementary School after the three participated in the Superintendent’s Fun Run on May 1. CFISD staff, students, community members and business partners took part in the virtual event, with countless participants sharing photos on social media.

Among large departments, the honor went to Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability.

The event was underwritten by Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Marathon sponsors were Towne Lake – A Caldwell Company, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Houston’s First Baptist Church, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, VLK Architects, and Xerox.

Spartan Race sponsors were Bates & Coleman, PC; Bridgeland; Division One Construction; First Community Credit Union and PBK Architects. Sprint sponsors were Balfour-All American, Edgenuity, JPI Data Resource, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care, Page, Raising Cane’s and RBC Capital Markets.

“I am so thankful for our CFISD students and staff, our community and of course, our title sponsor, Memorial Hermann Cypress,” said Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD superintendent of schools. “Even though we weren’t able to be together, everyone did their part in making the event a success. I enjoyed seeing the numerous photos on social media and look forward to being back celebrating with the CFISD community in 2022.”

0510 Fun Run 4 WEB.jpgFiest Elementary School staff and family members pose following their participation in the eighth annual Superintendent’s Fun Run, held virtually on May 1. The event raised $120,000 for the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation.

Businesses interested in participating next year or at other CFISD events can contact the community engagement department at 281-894-3950.

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