ECHOES' small but mighty walking team didn't take home any prizes but finished strong in the Sept. 6 St. James School 5K & Kids Fun Run.
To show its support for its partner project middle school in North Philly, ECHOES was a bronze sponsor of the second annual St. James fundraiser. Four ECHOES board members helped with set-up and registration before heading to the starting gate.
Nearly 200 walkers and runners participated in the event on Kelly Drive and cooled off at an after-party at the historic Vesper Club on Boathouse Row. With 24 entries, St. David's Episcopal Church fielded the morning's largest team, winning a $1,000 sporting goods gift certificate which it promptly donated back to St. James.
Final figures are not in but planners hoped the event would raise $16,000 or enough to fund one full St. James scholarship.