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SPONSOR THE walkathon!

Do you own a business or are you buddies with some one that does that would like to sponsor our Pelicans?

We welcome businesses that would like to sponsor our school's Walkathon! 

Paden Elementary School is home to over 400 diverse and unique students. Field trips, educational multicultural assemblies, teacher mini grants, and art docent materials are all supported by the funds raised at the school’s annual Walkathon. 

Sponsorship Levels

  • Bronze $50

  • Silver $100

  • Gold $200

  • Platinum $500

  • Diamond $1000

Complete the sponsorship form here, or contact Desiree ( for more information!

Paden walkathon challenge!

Paden Pelicans we challenge you to:

  • Run or walk more laps than last year!

  • Ask family, friends & neighbors to donate: one way that you have done before & one new way!

  • Most importantly - enjoy the day & have fun!

Walkathon contacts

Walkathon Chair -
Desiree Del Pin

Walkathon Co-Chair -


If you are interested in learning how to run a Walkathon, please consider being our Co-Chair.  





The Walkathon is Paden’s only community fundraising event, and it makes a tremendous amount of things possible for our Pelicans! Not only does it support educational programs that benefit every child at our school, but it promotes a healthy lifestyle as well. It’s also super fun!

Ways to donate

  1. ENVELOPES – Family and friends can pledge a per‐lap or flat donation amount. Collect cash and check donations in the envelope and bring it to school on the day of Walkathon! Envelopes will be returned the next day to collect any per lap donations and returned to school ASAP (latest due date, 10/25). Students should receive an envelope in their take home folder on Wednesday, 9/25. There will be more envelopes available in the office!
  2. PAYPAL – Send family and friends our link to PayPal (on this page! to the right) If you would like your contribution to be credited to a particular student, please be sure to ENTER THAT STUDENT'S NAME AND TEACHER/CLASSROOM # on the page just after entering your donation amount. *Please, have family inform you to add any PAYPAL donations to your envelope. Write PAYPAL and the donation amount on your envelope.
  3. WALKSTARTER – Ask family and friends to sponsor your child via social media! Share a secure personalized link via Facebook or Twitter. Our walkstarter account will be live soon - check back for the link! Add any Walkstarter donations to your Envelope by writing “WALKSTARTER” and the donation amount on your Envelope. *We are trying out this new platform to reach long distance family via social media - but if your donors are local, cash or check ENVELOPE donations would be our first choice as PayPal and Walkstarter have 3rd party merchant fees.

Where does the money go

Every cent raised is spent right here at Paden Elementary School. Our goal of $32,000 is ambitious, but it provides the PTA with over half of our projected income for the year. The PTA supports programs such as field trips, assemblies, teacher mini grants, art docent materials and more! Please help us reach our fundraising goals by encouraging your child, your immediate family, and your extended family to take part in this fun community event!expense breakdown

How can you help

We need volunteers and snack donations to help make this a successful event. It's a fun way to be involved with our school.  Sign up here.

Contact Desiree Del Pin at if you have any questions. If you have participated at a Walkathon somewhere else, we would love to hear from you.  We're always looking for ways to improve our event.


If we reach our goal of $32,000 raised, students will vote on their choice of a School wide Prize! Last year the Principal moved his desk outside to the lower yard and worked all day dressed as a Pelican!

Individual and class prized to be announced!

Please sign up to be a Walkathon Volunteer

There are a number of ways you can help - please sign up using this Signup Genius link!


Each grade level is asked to wear a shirt of a particular color:


TK AND KG  - Yellow

1st GRADE   - Green 

2nd GRADE  -  Red

3rd GRADE  - Orange

4th GRADE  -  White

5th GRADE  -  Blue

Donate using PayPal