We are ready to begin our next fundraising opportunity with our Walk Around Mars Campaign. This Virtual Walk will allow anyone whether they live in our Mars Community, or elsewhere and have friends and family in the community or an Alumni who may live anywhere in the world. Everyone in the family can participate. Registration begins on February 17th and runs through March 7th. Tee-Shirts and Swag can be picked up on March 24th - 25th from 5-7:00PM at the High School parking lot. The event starts on March 29th and runs thru May 10th. We will have some fun contests, challenges thrown down amongst the schools; create your own teams, join another or just donate or be a fundraiser.
Our program is Two-fold: One, we are raising money for our Foundation to provide Teacher Grants to enhance the learning opportunities of all of the students in the Mars Area School District as well as a number of Scholarships for students to continue their education beyond their Mars experience. Secondly, we want to walk "Around the Planet Mars"....one lap around the planet is 13,263 Miles. That's a daunting task for anyone, but not for us as a community. If we get 500 people to walk 26.5 miles during our 6 week event we will accomplish that goal of Virtually walking around the Planet Mars.
So if you are ready to join us just click on Marty The Martian to the right which will take you to our event registration page.
You can also Text WalkAroundMars to 71777 to register
Once you have registered you can Text MarsTrack to 71777 to track your miles
Contact us with questions via our website form or with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU to all the local sponsors that contributed coupons and gifts for the Mars Planet Foundation Virtual Walk Swag Bag!
Our Board Members are mainly Volunteers from the Community as well as a few from the school board. We have a number of Ambassadors who provide additional support for us at events and provide feedback and ideas to help progress the Foundation.
Founded in 2009, as a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt charitable organization. The Foundation serves the Mars Area School District by providing opportunities to enhance and enrich the learning endeavors of each and every student.
We focus on awarding Teacher Grants throughout the year, to inspire Teachers to bring innovative new ideas and programs to their students which ultimately enhance their learning capabilities. Scholarships help to enrich our graduating Seniors as there are a growing number of them that we steward and award at the annual Academic Banquet.
Tuesday June 15, 2021
Gospel Fellowship Presbyterian Church
161 McFann Road