Sherwood Education Foundation

May 2014 Sherwood Gazette article: Run, Ride for Schools, 4/8/14

Run and Ride for Sherwood Schools

With the beautiful weather and spring blossoms busting out all over, it’s time to get outside for a run or a bike ride. What’s even better than exercising in the beautiful Oregon springtime is raising money for our schools while you’re doing it.

The Tonkin For the Love of Schools run, happening on June 1, and the Ride for Schools, happening on June 28th, are both raising money for local schools—one on foot and one on wheels—and the Sherwood Education Foundation is a beneficiary.

The For the Love of Schools run, sponsored by the Ron Tonkin family of car dealerships, includes a 5K run/walk, a 10K run, a half-marathon, and an elite race with prize money—all in Wilsonville. This will be the third Tonkin Run for Schools; previous runs have raised tens of thousands of dollars for local schools. Sherwood is extremely happy to be included this year, so all of you Sherwood runners, get out there and do us proud! Visit to register, and name Sherwood Education Foundation as your beneficiary. The best part: 100 percent of your entry fee goes to the Sherwood Education Foundation.

The Ride for Schools, happening on Saturday June 28, was established last year by a local cycling enthusiast who wanted to help financially strapped area schools. The ride offers a 25 and a 40-mile route through scenic Washington County, with both rides starting and finishing at Aloha High School. As with the Tonkin Run, when you register, select Sherwood Education Foundation as your beneficiary, and a large percentage of your entry fee will go to our Foundation and our schools. So climb on your bikes and ride for Sherwood! Visit to register.

Our schools continue to face financial challenges, and fundraising events like these are a great way to do your part in keeping our school great, while having fun and getting fit at the same time. Get a group of friends together and run or ride for Sherwood. Do both!

Visit to register for the Tonkin Run on June 1.
Visit to register for the bike ride on June 28.

To learn more about all that the Sherwood Education Foundation is doing in Sherwood schools, visit

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