OLM WALKATHON RAISES NEARLY $13,000 FOR VARIOUSENRICHMENT PROGRAMS East Greenwich, RI -- The OLM School Walkathon, which was held on Thursday, October 2, raisedIMG_0466  over $12,900, which will benefit a variety of enrichment programs during the school year. The event, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 1 but was postponed due to rain, is an annual favorite among  students, faculty and parents. While the rain threatened the skies and the routes were a bit shortened, per order of the EG Police for safety reasons, spirits were high and the event was a huge success.  Students collected pledges from family and friends, with prizes being awarded to the top pledgeearners in each grade. Those winners included: Sam Floody and Max Meletis, (PK), Harrison Kairnes  (K), Sawyer VonFlatern (1), Emily Loiselle and Dylan Lynch (2), Michael Mita (3), Austin Kairnes (4), IMG_0139Ryan Youngs (5), Alise Knudson, Allison Lombardi and Allison Paliotta (6), John Curran (7) and  Austin Marinosci (8). Mrs. Maguire’s Kindergarten Class, Mrs. Hackett’s Third Grade Class and Miss Noll’s Sixth Grade Class were the lucky recipients of a pizza party for the classrooms raising the most money in pledges. URI’s Ram Mascot was on hand to give the students high fives before they set off on their walk. Upon returning to school, students were treated to an awards assembly where winners were announced. A grand prize raffle drawing was held with two lucky winners: William Nerone, Grade 6, won a Movie Theater Family Pack with additional gift cards from Piezoni’s and Orange Leaf while Seventh Grader Bradley Lombardi was the Grand Prize winner. Brad will have honor of being “Assistant P.E. Teacher of the Day” with Mr. Stefanik, as well as winning a $125 gift card to Sports Authority.  Funds raised each year by the OLM PTG-sponsored events like the Walkathon and the annual  Spring Fling Auction, are used for various enrichment opportunities like the Art Masters Program,  Science Olympiad, robotics, CAL sports and more.