Mountains and Marathons

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From May 26 to 27, 2018, Foothills Academy Society Co-Executive Director Simon Williams and Wayne Benz (President, Centron Construction Group) have committed to conquering Mountains & Marathons. This journey of 289 miles  – one mile for every student at Foothills Academy in one day – symbolizes the effort children with Learning Disabilities make to be successful. Every day students with Learning Disabilities overcome their own learning mountains and give marathon efforts in the classroom.

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Simon has committed to ride his bike from Jasper to Calgary, (yes, the Jasper on the other side of the Icefield’s Parkway), going up over the Columbia Icefields, over Bow Summit, past Lake Louise, through Banff and home to Calgary. This is a ride that is normally suggested to take 6 days to complete. However, he will do these 263 miles in one day. He will start the ride at 7 am on Saturday, May 26, 2018, and finish (hopefully) at the Saddledome at 7 am on Sunday, May 27, 2018; which is incidentally when the Calgary Marathon starts. There, he will pass over a baton to Centron Group’s Wayne Benz, who will run the 26 miles of the marathon for us. Together, they will complete 289 miles in one day.

By pledging to support Simon & Wayne in their efforts to conquer Mountains and Marathons, all donors you will be directly contributing to making a difference to the lives of so many children and families in Calgary affected by Learning Disabilities. You can help them access specialized programs and resources that will help them conquer their Learning Disabilities and become the individuals they are capable of becoming. All funds raised will be directed to the Foothills Academy Bursary Fund to ensure that no student with a Learning Disability will be turned away due to financial circumstances.

You can support Simon & Wayne conquer Mountains & Marathons by donating online through Canada Helps. Or, you can download the Mountains & Marathons Donation Form and return it to Foothills Academy. All donations are eligible for a full tax receipt.

We are all in this together. And, being a strong community of parents, staff, students and community supporters make Foothills what it is.