Dallas ISD today announced the launch of the Superintendent’s Scholarship Run, which will take place Saturday, May 16, at Woodrow Wilson High School.
The scholarship run, which will benefit the Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund, will feature a certified 5K course and a one-mile fun run/walk. This is the inaugural year for the run, which replaces the district’s golf tournament previously held to raise funds for scholarships. The run is open to all staff, students, and the general community.
Since 2000, the Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $2 million in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These scholarships help realize the promise of Destination 2020, the district’s mission to have all students graduate college- and career-ready by year 2020.
“Education is about creating opportunities and ensuring our children have options as they grow into adults,” Superintendent Mike Miles wrote on the run’s website. “The people who support Dallas ISD know this is true, and know that together we provide the greatest chance for our students to succeed in school and life. The community is the foundation of our district, and your participation in this event directly impacts our students’ futures.”
Another highlight of the event is honorary chairman, Tim Brown. Brown is 2015 NFL Hall of Fame inductee and graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.
For more information on the run, click here.