Preschool, Pre-K, Montessori, and Kindergarten students will ride in their annual Trike-a-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on May 19.
|Marketing and Communications||For Immediate Release|
|Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations||May 18, 2017|
Preschool, Pre-K, Montessori, and Kindergarten Students Ride TheirBikes to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, May 19 from8:30 — 10:30 and 1– 2:30
Pittsburgh, Pa. –They won’t get their motors running or head out on the highway, but students from The Campus School of Carlow University will ride their tricycles around the campus green to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital onFriday, May 19, 2017.
Students from the preschool, Pre-K, Montessori, andKindergarten classes will ride in the annual Trike-a-Thon from 8:30 a.m. –10:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“The students and their families have been raising donation money for the last two or three weeks to donate to St. Jude’s when the event is finished,” said Valerie Patilla, a pre-school teacher at the Campus School.“The money they raise will go to the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”
The Trike-a-Thon is not simply about raising money either. Bike safety is a key component of the program, as the students have lessons on bike safety leading up to the event.
### Editor’s Note: The news media are welcome to cover the Trike-a-Thon. Students will be riding with their classes, so all the students who are participating won’t be riding at one time. Please call Drew Wilson on his cell phone (412) 260-6807 to arrange convenient, free parking.
About the CampusSchool of Carlow University
The Campus School of Carlow University is an independent, coeducational, Catholic day school for Pre-Kindergarten through grade eight, and a Montessori Preschool program. The Campus School espouses Judeo-Christian values, features a strong comprehensive core curriculum and champions a holistic approach to learning that develops the creativity and unique gifts of each child.
About Carlow University
Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curricula, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in three colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, and Learning and Innovation. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change. Carlow’s eleven athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.