It's no secret that funding for education in Oklahoma hit crisis mode in recent months. Barry Dotson, the owner of Crossfit Tahlequah, said, "Row for Education is an opportunity for us as a small town to do what we do best, which is to take care of our neighbors."
Dotson came up with this fundraising idea while he was shopping for school supplies with his wife. "I took a look at the list and noticed a lot of it had nothing to do with the kids in my house. It dawned on me that we were spending our grocery money trying to get schools supplies, and I wondered how many teachers who don't have dual incomes sacrifice their own groceries to provide school supplies. I didn't want that to happen."
So, he decided to use his resources and what he knows to do something about it.
|"Row for Education is an opportunity for us as a small town to do what we do best, which is to take care of our neighbors."|
Aerofit, Quafit, and Marcoma are loaning their equipment to help make this event a success. Local businesses are donating prizes, door prizes, and drawings. So, even if participants aren't fierce competitors, they may still walk away with a prize.
Dotson's goal is simple: "Forget the competition side. It's an opportunity to raise money for education, and it's an excuse to get up and excerise on a Saturday, which most people need."
Many thanks to Barry Dotson, Crossfit Tahlequah, and everyone else who is helping put together this wonderful fundraising opportunity. Check back with us in January to see the educational grants that will be funded right here in Tahlequah.
The mission of the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation is to encourage the local community to support our educational system, to secure contributions and to distribute funds and equipment for the educational benefit of our students.
Ways to give
mail check or money order to
1 Plaza South, PMB #276
Tahlequah, OK 74464