Trike-a-thon Raises Thousands & Teaches Bicycle Safety

Deputy Espel rides a tricycle alongside pre-kindergarten students

June 4, 2019

A record-breaking $5,117 was raised by pre-kindergarten students at Cairo-Durham Elementary School during their 11th annual Trike-a-thon event, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The CDE pre-kindergarten program has raised more than $25,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2008.

The annual Trike-a-thon event is an opportunity to teach bicycle safety as well as the important role that St. Jude plays in improving and saving the lives of many children.

Trike-a-thon at CDE is typically hosted by Tracy MacGiffert’s half-day pre-k program, which is run through a partnership with Questar III BOCES. The full-day pre-k program taught by Katania Hall joined the event for the second year in a row.

A total of 42 (out of 44) pre-k students participated in this year’s Trike-a-thon. Special shout outs to the children who raised more than $100 for the event:

  • Gavin M. ($765)
  • Brendan O. ($580)
  • Eva & Mia D. ($410)
  • Sadie A. ($320)
  • Nathan R. ($305)
  • Addison R. ($285)
  • Timothy V. ($285)
  • Juliana A. ($225)
  • Keenan K. ($190)
  • Jameson D. ($150)

Special thanks also to CDE’s School Resource Officer, Deputy Espel, who donated helmets on behalf of the Greene County Sheriff’s “Stop DWI” program. We would also like to thank Officer Plank for donating on behalf of the Cairo Police Department and D.A.R.E. program. Both officers attended Trike-a-thon and helped make the day a huge success!