In response to disparities in fundraising efforts of various Lexington schools, 16th District PTA officials said Monday that they are asking for more participation at a 5K run in October.
Liza Holland, race director, said that a recent article in the Lexington Herald-Leader "got our team thinking about how we can get resources to the students that need the support the most."
The Herald-Leader reported in July that the amount of money raised for trips, athletics and extra academic supplies varies widely between schools based on what parents and students can raise.
For the Oct. 19 PTA 5K & Color Craze, PTA officials are asking businesses, churches, nonprofit groups and individuals to sign up to benefit a school PTA that doesn't have as much financial support as others.
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Holland said the initiative with the PTA 5K and Color Craze is "a way for the community to have some fun and pay it forward."
The 16th District PTA aims to help the following elementary school PTAs that are in the greatest need: Cardinal Valley, Harrison, Booker T Washington Intermediate, James Lane Allen, Breckenridge, Deep Springs, Millcreek, Tates Creek, as well as Winburn Middle, Leestown Middle, Bryan Station High School.