Principal Kuehn spoke to students, teachers, family and friends during a rally in Brown’s Park.   His challenge to the students was met with donations more than $18,000, and he pledged to sleep on the top of the school building Saturday, October 31.

Tiger Trek raises more than $18,000

With the music of “Eye of the Tiger,” by American rock band Survivor sounding, students at Springfield Elementary School rallied at Brown’s Park Friday morning before their Tiger Trek  bike ride through the community.

A crisp autumn morning with a temperature of 44 degrees with bright sunshine, October 2 was a great day for a bike ride through the community.

Before launching the bike ride, a big yellow bus pulled up on the street and provided cover to 10 students who  held the numbers that told of the success of the campaign.

Elementary Principal Jeff Kuehn announced that if the amount raised in Tiger Trek 2015 totaled more than $18,000, he promised to sleep on top of the school the night of October 31.   The faculty upped the ante this year and homeroom teachers and specialty teachers also pledged to do a sleepover on Halloween.  

“Move that bus,” students shouted and Karen Lang drove the bus away; and students held up the numbers that enumerated, $18,346.29. The crowd cheered!

The students, teachers, parents and friends then got on their bikes and were on their way to wind up Tiger Trek that is sponsored by PAWS (Parents Aligned With Schools).

Principal Kuehn reminded students to show thanks and appreciation to businesses, professional people, family and friends for their generous support to the campaign.  Tiger Trek has raised more than $120,000 in funds during the past decade.  The community always rises to the various occasions whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, or in the arts, he said as he acknowledged appreciation to all who participated and supported the event. 

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