For 12 years, Country Day has participated in Run to Feed the Hungry. The school has raised over $121,000 in the 12 years, and in 10 of those 12 years, it was the top fundraising team.
As of Nov. 21, Country Day has raised $8,599.90 toward this year’s goal of $10,000 before Nov. 30. More than 100 students, faculty members and parents have donated.
Run to Feed the Hungry is a 10K run and a 5K run/walk in support of the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. The run will take place on Thanksgiving morning — Thursday, Nov. 22. The 10K race will start at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m. The race will start on J Street and continue through the streets of East Sacramento.
Country Day’s participation in Run to Feed the Hungry at Country Day was started by alumnus Paul Kessler, ’11, and his mother. As the school representatives, they had the help of middle school math teacher Laura Monahan and, later, P.E. teacher Michelle Myers.
After Kessler graduated, Monahan and Myers took over as the school representatives but later handed over their role to assistant head of school Tucker Foehl.
As of Nov. 21, the Country Day team, led by team captain senior Luca Procida, has raised the most funds.
“I’ve been involved with Run to Feed the Hungry since middle school, but I became the team captain my sophomore year of high school,” Procida said.
Before Procida, the team captains were Manson Tung, ’16, and Akilan Murugesan, ’16.
“I was chosen to shadow (them) and eventually become team captain due to my previous experience in community service with the turkey drive,” Procida said.
As a senior, Procida is in his final year as the Country Day team captain, but he hopes to find a replacement to train.
—By Miles Morrow