NSF’s Fun-for-all Event Raises Thousands for Students
Sunny weather, happy faces, good exercise, family atmosphere and, best of all, thousands of dollars raised by the Natomas Schools Foundation to benefit students throughout the district.
NSF’s “Run for their Future” attracted about 400 runners and walkers of all ages on Oct. 1 to tackle its 5 kilometer course — 3.1 miles — that began at Inderkum High School and looped around North Natomas Regional Park and the duck pond before finishing on Inderkum’s track.
The community fun run, which replaced the Natomas Duck Pluck Festival this year as NSF’s premiere fundraising event, was designed to accommodate everyone from competitive runners to young children to anyone desiring a little Saturday exercise by walking or jogging at their own pace.
Proceeds from “Run for their Future” will be used by the Natomas Schools Foundation and by local schools for art, academic, athletic and other school-related purposes for students living within Natomas Unified School District boundaries.
The Natomas Schools Foundation, a nonprofit group, has been active in awarding annual college scholarships — it handed out three $1,000 and nine $500 scholarships in 2015-16, thus $7,500 in all. The nonprofit group also is known for its “Next Gen” and “Closing the Digital Divide” scholarships, which provide new or refurbished computers to deserving students.