Saturday Fun Run to Help Raise Money for Northeast Elementary Solar Grant


Lenoir County Public Schools (LCPS logo)

KINSTON, NC – Northeast Elementary School must raise more than $ 2,900 to be fully eligible for a solar grant it won earlier this year. The school asks Lenoir County to run to its aid.

As a fundraiser, Northeast is sponsoring a fun race for all ages on Saturday at the Kinston High School track. Three individual events are scheduled from 6:30 am to 11:30 am The proceeds from each will help the school qualify for the $ 42,000 grant awarded by NC GreenPower.

The grant will be used to install an educational solar panel at the school and includes teacher training and technological and educational resources to introduce students to clean energy and future jobs in the field.

(photo from Lenoir County Public Schools)

Runners over 18 will open the Fun Run with an event from 6.30am to 8am. Runners aged 12 to 18 will use the track from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The donation schedule is as follows: $ 5 for K-12 students, $ 15 for adults, $ 20 for a family combo of up to three members and $ 25 for a family combo of four or more members . Registrations will take place on the track and will open 30 minutes before each race.

Northeast has raised more than half of the $ 6,000 required to access the grant from NC GreenPower, a nonprofit that supports renewable energy, carbon offset projects and solar installation grants for K- schools. 12 via its Solar + Schools project. Northeast was one of 14 schools in the state to win a 2021 grant.

Supporters who wish to donate without tiring can click here.


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