Superintendent’s Fun Run raises more than $52,000 in year three

February 28, 2016

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Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD superintendent; and Don Ryan, CFISD Board member, join other participants in running the 5K course at the third annual Superintendent’s Fun Run on Feb. 27 at Towne Lake.

Feb. 28, 2016—Approximately 5,000 community members converged on the Berry Center and Towne Lake on Feb. 27 for the third annual Superintendent’s Fun Run, a fundraiser that is expected to generate more than $52,000 for the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF).

With the theme “Superheroes for Kids,” the fun run featured participants wearing superhero attire to illustrate the life-changing work of the CFEF and educators throughout Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.

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Runners cross the finish line at the third annual Superintendent’s Fun Run on Feb. 27. Approximately 3,500 community members participated in the 5K, 1-mile run and family path.

The event featured a 5K, a 1-mile run and a family walk that took place in and around Towne Lake and Lone Star College—CyFair. Vendor booths, food trucks, bounce houses, pictures with superheroes, a rock wall and a toddler dash made the day special for the whole family.

“The community and our employees are incredible,” said Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools. “They show up for a good cause. This event is going to provide a lot of additional scholarships for the CFEF. And three years in a row we’ve had good weather, so we’re doing something right.”

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Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital underwrote the event, joining dozens of sponsors in helping make the fun run possible.

The six-piece progressive country band “Sawdust Road” provided the musical entertainment.

The fun run was again underwritten by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, with platinum sponsor North Cypress Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark Henry, left, superintendent of schools; and Darcy Mingoia, right, CFISD Board of Trustees president; present a check worth $52,250 to Adrian Dominguez, chair of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, after the third annual Superintendent’s Fun Run.

The following additional sponsors helped make the event possible:

Gold sponsors

Community Impact Newspaper, First Choice Emergency Room, Memorial Hermann Cypress and Towne Lake, A Caldwell Community.

Silver sponsors

Bridgeland, Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union, Cypress Creek Lakes and Woodforest National Bank.

Bronze sponsors

Avanti Senior Living, Cy-Fair Medical Partners, Edgenuity, El Pollo Loco of Copperfield, GameTime Playgrounds, Green Mountain Energy Company, Knapp Chevrolet, Members Choice Credit Union, NextCare Urgent Care, Page, Raising Cane’s and Sport Clips.

In-kind sponsors

Lone Star College—CyFair and Bull Shirts.

Food trucks

Berry Ices, Custom Confections, Kona Ice, PDQ, Purfekcatch and Skye Café.

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The CFISD food service department brought Blender Bikes for children to test out at the third annual Superintendent’s Fun Run.

“When we started this, it wasn’t a goal of ours to ask local businesses and vendors to do anything, but they came to us and said they wanted to be a part of it,” Dr. Henry said. “We’re glad they did because it just makes it an even better event.

“The primary focus of the fun run is to raise money for scholarships for students who graduate from CFISD. The second is to bring the community together and have a ‘small-town event’ where we get to know each other better. I think it was a success.”

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Live-action superheroes helped bring the “Superheroes for Kids” theme of the Superintendent’s Fun Run to life. 

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