Tuesday, May 21, 2013


550 participants and countless volunteers celebrated the 10th Annual Student Stride for Education on Saturday, raising almost $20,000 for the Washougal Schools Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides teacher grants and scholarships for Washougal.

The Student Stride for Education is a family-friendly event to promote fitness and learning, comprised of a 5K race for experienced runners, closed-course runs for grades K-5, and a ‘Kiddie Dash’ for those 5 and under. In its 10 years, approximately $200,000 has been raised through the sponsorship of local businesses.

Watercare Industrial Services and Waste Connections have been major sponsors for all 10 years, having donated $25,000 each over that time. Discovery Dental has been the title sponsor for the past four years donating approximately $20,000 in that time.

"As a family, we have participated in the Stride for the last 7 years and Discovery Dental is proud to be the title sponsor again this year.  We are excited about health and physical fitness, and we love this community and our schools, so it is easy to lend our full support to programs and events that support all of those values,” said Dr. Dave Stinchfield. “The Stride is an event we look forward to each year, and we hope to see the community out there, helping the WSF to help our students."