Around the World in 80 Laps
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The Ludlowe Corps will be walking Around the World in 80 Laps on Saturday to benefit school children in Haiti, Senegal and Ecuador.
They'll have Live Music and Entertainment as well as food and beverages available. You can participate as an individual or as a team and earn t-shirts and prizes. The event will be held rain or shine.
When: Saturday, March 13, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Roger Ludlowe High School Track
More information as well as pledge sheets for the Walk-a-thon can be found at the Ludlow Corp Website: www.ludlowecorps.com
In 2002, 7th graders at Roger Ludlowe Middle School participated in a unit of study about the continent of Africa. As part of this unit, students learned important lessons about volunteerism. Over the past seven years, students have raised and donated over $75,000 used to build fresh water wells in eight African countries.
In 2006, as an extension of this unit two teachers traveled to Senegal, West Africa and returned the following year with ten middle school students and ten parents as representatives of The Ludlowe Corps. There they delivered a shipping container full of school supplies, furniture, clothing and other badly needed items. To date, there have been 62 students and parent that have made the trip to the Guinaw Rails section of Dakar where they have distributed almost 3,000 mosquito nets, conducted health screenings for diabetes, and continue funding an elementary school.
In 2010, the Ludlowe Corps will branch out and visit Ecuador with 15 students and 15 parents. There, they will be volunteering their services to a school in the Ontoga Community which located in the rain forest area of Eastern Ecuador. Plans are to help provide supplies to the community medical clinic and create a system to provide clean drinking water for the community.
Also, due to the recent earthquake in Haiti, members of the Ludlowe Corps will also be donating funds to Haitian relief efforts. Specifically, the donations will be targeted towards the rebuilding of an elementary school in Haiti.
For more information call Don Morrison at 203-256-0333 or at