Students and teachers at Westbrook School in Mount Prospect did their part Friday to raise $9,000 for the Westbrook PTA.
The students have been collecting pledges, and on Friday they walked around the school grounds in the first walk-a-thon. The PTA is fundraising so it can pay for the assemblies, special events and learning tools the group provides for the students and teachers.
As they walked, students went through a variety of special events, like Alligator Alley, Hula Hop/Limbo Squat, Bubble Trail, Frog Jump and Heartbreak Hill. Students who collected pledges for the Walk for Westbrook earned one raffle ticket for every $5 in donations. The raffle prizes included yoga classes, private baseball and softball lessons, passes to Brookfield Zoo and Shedd Aquarium, gift cards, sports balls and other fun things.