The MFEE Amazing FundRACER 3.0 drastically surpassed our expectations. With a record number of teams, a record number of teens!, and a record number of donations/sponsorships, this beast of a FundRACER will go down as one of our most epic adventures.
This one is particularly special given the circumstances that caused us to reschedule it to September. That so many people - racers and volunteers - would stick with the event four months later (one racer even came home from college!) and show up with such enthusiasm speaks volumes about this supportive community.
What we love most about this event is that it reveals how the best part of relationships – teamwork, patience, synergy – can often overcome incredible obstacles and even trump physical strength or deviousness.
As hokey as it sounds, the race reminds us that when we harness those same positive elements to support our schools, we can overcome big challenges that we face in our district.
The Amazing FundRACER continues to inspire MFEE to dream big and launch work that deeply impacts all of our students and families, because we know that a town with this much creativity, persistence...and bravado will no doubt continue to nurture extraordinary public schools. Well done, Montclair!
Photo credits to our incredible team of photographers:
Chanda Hall, @hallchanda
Scott Kennedy, The Montclair Dispatch
Tony Turner, Tony Turner Photography
Armando "Out there" Diaz, @outtherenj