Record $120,000 raised for Superintendent’s Fun Run and Festival

May 19, 2020

0519 Fun Run and Festival WEB.jpgDr. Mark Henry, center, CFISD superintendent of schools, and Bevin Gordon, right, CFISD director of marketing and community relations, present a check worth $120,000 to Marie Holmes, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation executive director, for the seventh annual Superintendent’s Fun Run and Festival. The event was canceled due to the spread of COVID-19 but CFISD staff, students, community members and business partners came together to raise the record amount.

May 19, 2020—Through tremendous generosity, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD staff, students, community members and business partners came together to raise $120,000 for the seventh annual Superintendent’s Fun Run and Festival. The fundraiser, originally scheduled for March 21 at the Berry Center and Cy-Fair FCU Stadium, was canceled due to the spread of COVID-19. CFISD presented a check of the record amount to the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF) on May 6.

In response, numerous CFISD staff members and students and community members performed their own “virtual” runs or walks on March 21, posting and sharing photos on social media.

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

Among middle schools, Hamilton Middle School was the top contributing campus. It was followed by Arnold Middle School and Smith 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 Cy-Fair High School.

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

Among large departments, the honor went to Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability, which was also recognized as having the most members register for the Superintendent’s Century Club (registration total equaled or exceeded $100).

 The event was underwritten by Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Marathon sponsors were Prime Contractors Inc. and Towne Lake – A Caldwell Company. Spartan Race sponsors were Academy Sports + Outdoors, Cotton and VLK Architects.

The following additional sponsors helped make the event possible:

Cross Country Sponsors

A-Beautiful Pools, Bridgeland, First Baptist Church of Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, PBK Architects, Prime Systems, Raising Cane’s and Zonar.

Sprint Sponsors

The Abbey at Grant Road, Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, American Federation of Teachers, America’s ER + Urgent Care, AR Workshop, ARS-Rescue Rooter, Avanti Senior Living, AXA Advisors, Balfour-All-American, CollegeHelp4You, Copper Creek Orthodontics, Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union, Cypress Academy of Gymnastics, Dance Central, Edgenuity, F45 Training Bridgeland, Family Tree Chiropractic, First Community Credit Union, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, Go2Party Rentals, HCA Care Now Urgent Care, IBI Group, JPI Data Resource, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Kumon Centers, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Little Caesars, Lone Star College–CyFair, Mathnasium, NightLight Pediatrics Urgent Care, N Zone Sports, Piper Sandler & Co., Smile Doctors Braces, Stephen Lewis Agency, Sterlington Medical, Tutor Doctor Cypress and VillaSport Athletic Club & Spa.

“Although we weren’t able to gather together, the 2020 Superintendent’s Fun Run and Festival was a great success,” said Bevin Gordon, CFISD director of marketing and community relations. “Because of our generous sponsors and community, the CFEF will establish another endowed Superintendent’s Fun Run Scholarship.

“We are already looking forward to another great event in 2021.”

Businesses interested in participating next year or at other CFISD events can contact Bevin Gordon at 281-894-3950 or [email protected].

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