Second Annual Virtual Run Raises More than $7K for OKS Emergency Fund

169 athletes kept track of how far they walked, ran, or their other form of physical activities for the second year in a row, all to benefit families in their community who suffered financial losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oak Knoll School came together in spirit and in movement and wrapped up its second annual virtual “We Are One” event last week raising $7,275 directly benefiting Oak Knoll School’s Emergency Fund. The school’s Emergency Fund was established during the Spring of 2020 to provide tuition assistance to the families in the OKS community who suffered financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants signed up for “We Are One,” with a suggested donation of $40 and chose different milestones to complete including 1, 5, or 10 miles or even a half marathon. All entrants completed their activities – while practicing social distancing – from a time and place that was convenient to them. Participants then logged and submitted their activities to Oak Knoll’s Athletics Department and received a commemorative t-shirt or hat once their race was completed.

“It was great to see the extended community get involved and support the Oak Knoll Emergency Fund for the second year,” said Kelly Childs, Oak Knoll School Athletic Director. “Royals continue to rise to the occasion both near and far.”

Follow Oak Knoll on Instagram @OakKnollSHC for more pictures of the event!

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