Students at Oak View Elementary in Maple Grove, MN had the unique opportunity to burn off some energy while running around their school gym, learn about the virtues that help people become true heroes, and raised thousands of dollars for their school.

Matt Tisdell with his wife, Katie, and daughter Hazel.
Matt Tisdell with his wife, Katie, and daughter Hazel.

On Feb. 9 Oak View hosted the first-ever Husky Glow Run, the culmination of a two-week event that served as both a fundraiser and learning experience. Gausman & Moore was proud to help sponsor the event for the school where Matt Tisdell’s (Electrical Engineering, Roseville office) two daughters attend. G&M’s contribution helped pay for the T-shirts that every student received and wore during the fun run.

The gym floor was lit up and students ran more than 30 laps to raise money for their school.
The gym floor was lit up and students ran more than 30 laps to raise money for their school.

The fundraiser goal of $10,000 was met and exceeded, with more than $12,000 raised for the school. Meeting the monetary goal was a terrific achievement, but it also meant that the school’s principal, Ann Mock, will get slimed.

The fundraiser’s theme was Castle Quest and focused on bravery. Students learned about the six virtues of a “true hero” from a cast of colorful characters as they sought to regain Bravemore Castle by completing six challenging tests. Students then participated in the Husky Glow Run, where they ran laps around the school’s gym. Most of the kids ran between 30-35 laps.

Gausman & Moore helped pay for the T-shirts that all students received.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gausman & Moore helped pay for the T-shirts that all students received.

“My wife and I love how this program promotes health and fitness, as well as leadership and character,” Matt said.

The money raised will be used for classroom enhancements. This could mean additional technology in classrooms, extra materials to support the school’s curriculum, field trips, in-school opportunities, extra books, and other enrichment opportunities.