BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Great weather and great people led to a great event this past weekend for Boca Raton Community Middle School. We love it when schools and students send us press releases and here is one we received for the schools's first 5k.
Boca Raton Community Middle School (BRCMS) hosted their first 5K Fun Run and Walk with 234 runners and walkers participating on Saturday, November 3. Registered runners, walkers and participating sponsors raised $3,397.06 for the school.
The theme of the event was “Step It Up To New Heights” and included Boca Raton Helicopters landing a helicopter on the school baseball field to have BRCMS Principal – Mr. Peter Slack board and take off. The helicopter followed the race as it progressed to have Mr. Slack cheer on all participants along the route. “We had an excellent turnout for the first of what we hope will be many 5K fun runs to come,” said 5K Fun Run and Walk Co-Chair Andrea Williams, “It was a fun event! We showed some great school spirit among all of us!!!” said 5K Fun Run and Walk Co-Chair Maureen Aloumanis.
Together with the assistance of BRCMS Athletic Director, Mr. Gerald Burke, PTSA, school faculty and staff they pulled together what was said to be one of the most spirited and community driven events that the school has ever hosted. Mr. Peter Slack awarded the Boca Raton Pop Warner Football & Cheer team the winning trophy with an average team time of just over 24 minutes. In addition to the team trophy, 2 pre-registered students were selected prior to the race and flew back in the helicopter to Boca Raton Executive Airport.
Twelve sponsored teams participated with their own unique color team shirt to include: BRCMS dance, softball, pre-medscience and band. Locally sponsored business teams included Millenium Martial Arts, The Lynn Team Realtors and Boca Raton Pop Warner Football & Cheer. In addition, Addsion Mizner Fifth Grade and Boca Raton High School Cross Country teams also participated from local schools.
The following sponsors helped make this 5K Fun Run and Walk a success: Boca Raton Helicopters, Jamba Juice Glades location,97.9 radio station, Camp Gladiator, Castles By The Sea Realty, Allstate Lou Acernese Agency, Saxena White, Paragon Theatres, Nora Silva Photography, Chad and Jake, The Bikini Station, Boca Dance Studio, QEO, Publix, Efran Taylor King Hyundai, The Fresh Market, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Costco, CVS, Panera Bread, and Mathnasium Learning Center.
Since 1969 Boca Raton Community Middle School has been serving the community as a public secondary school located in Palm Beach County, Florida. In 2007, Boca Raton Community Middle School moved into the current facility. The location of BRCMS former facility has been converted into athletic fields (baseball, soccer, track, tennis). BRCMS serves a population of 1347 students in grades six through eight with135 faculty & staff members. BRCMS has been an “A” school since the 2001-2002 school year & currently supports two Choice Academies to include Pre-Medical Science & Mathematics in addition to the regular school academic programs.