Tonkin For the Love of Schools 2016

February 2, 2016 3:06 pm | Published by
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It’s time to sign up for the Tonkin For the Love of Schools Challenge and help MAP replenish our grant funds for 2017! Last year we received over $2200 in entry fees, and we are hoping for more this year.

The 5K, 10K and 1/2 Marathon run/walk will take place on Sunday, June 5th at Wilsonville Audi, and if you choose Music and Arts Partners as your donation of choice, 100% of your entry fees will come directly back to MAP!

Please spread the word among your networks about the Tonkin Challenge and the opportunity to designate MAP as their donor organization on the entry form!  Registration forms are available on the Tonkin Challenge website,


7:30 a.m. 1/2 Marathon

7:45 a.m 10K Run/Walk

7:55 a.m 5K Run/Walk

Can’t be there? Please consider sponsoring one of our amazing arts teachers. We’d love to see all of them honored by a sponsorship!

Don’t want to wake up early? You can choose the Sleep In option!

Don’t feel like running but want to help out? If MAP gets 20 volunteers to help before, during or after the race, we get to split the “Share the Love” pot, which consists of the entry fees that were not designated to a school district or MAP. Perhaps your kids need volunteer hours? Sign them up!

WL-WV business promotion posters.  The Tonkin Challenge organizers are planning to print posters promoting the fun run that can be displayed at local businesses who buy a business card-sized ad to be printed on the poster.  It’s the same type of poster that sports teams do, which makes it easy to explain to businesses.  Spots cost $100, and the Tonkin Challenge will give us the entire proceeds for each ad that is sold.  Last year, we earned $1200 by selling twelve spots on the poster, and we are hoping to double that this year.  If any of your programs wants to help us sell spots, your program will get $60 and MAP will get $40 for each spot sold.  Some of you may already know of businesses who would be interested in participating and showing their support for their local schools, your specific program, and the Tonkin Challenge, for just $100.  Please let us know if you are interested in having your students solicit ads from businesses for the poster.  On the attached application form, students will write the name of their school and program to receive credit for sales.  The deadline for ad sales is February 15.
Sponsors.  The Tonkin Challenge is also looking for overall race sponsors, and any sponsors we recruit will earn us money.  Sponsorships of $500 are given back 100%, and anything over $500 is a 50/50 split with the race.  If any of your programs is able to secure a sponsor, MAP will again offer the 60/40 split in proceeds.  Sponsors will be heavily promoted during the race and will have the opportunity to set up a tent in the parking lot on the day of the race, to showcase their products/services.  Contact us for more information.

What a great way to spend time with your family and friends doing something healthy, while helping to support MAP. Simply visit to sign up to run or volunteer, and be sure to select MAP as your donation of choice.

Invite your family, friends and co-workers to join you and help make that a reality. Be sure to stay for the great after party featuring food, music and events for the kids.

Thank you for your support and see you at the race!  Be sure to stop by the MAP tent, where we will have activities for the kids.

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