A team of parents, teachers and students participated in the Best Buddies 5K in Milton on November 19, raising over $500 and spurring a little competition.
Art teacher Katelyn McEvoy led the team and added a competitive twist for her students, challenging them to beat her. The students were up for participating, even without the added incentive a racing a teacher.
McEvoy explained the mission of the Best Buddies Organization to her classes and, “they were up to the challenge,” she said.
“Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD),” said McEvoy via a release from St. Agatha School.
The 5K run/walk event took place around .
According to McEvoy four St. Agatha sixth-graders, Robert Westwater, Andrew Pelletier, Christian Hayes and Jimmy Sullivan held hands as they crossed the finish line that Saturday.
“[I] just wanted to thank everyone who participated and hope to see you all next year,” McEvoy said.
To learn more about Best Buddies, visit bestbuddies.org.