#CCHACares: Carmel Education Foundation/Ghost and Goblins Fundraiser

POST DATE: 10.13.20

Along with so many other events this year, Halloween is having to take on a new look in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. That said, there’s still plenty of fun and fitness to be had by all, thanks to the Carmel Education Foundation (CEF)’s ingenuity. This year, in place of traditional trick-or-treating, the Foundation is challenging families to get active in a new way, pivoting from its traditional format of a 5K/2K race, CEF has launched Ghosts & Goblins GO!, which will take place Oct. 23 through Nov. 8, 2020.

CEF is encouraging participants of Ghosts & Goblins GO! (#GGGO) to go do the activities they enjoy as individuals, families or groups—safely—as a show of support for CCS’s “superheroes”—teachers, counselors, specialists, support staff, custodians, nurses, food service teams, bus drivers, tech gurus, school resource officers and administrators. This year’s experience is centered around past race traditions, so CEF is encouraging people to “GO” for a run, a bike ride, skateboarding, dancing or whatever activity you most enjoy, and if you’re really dedicated to the traditions of yesteryear, wear your favorite costumes while performing these acts—exercising safety and best judgment, of course.

Ccha goblins

In true CEF fashion, they’ve also designed a way for everyone to interact while still participating in social distancing - a scavenger hunt where participants will go around the city to find predesignated selfie stations featuring sponsors at their places of business.

Registration for Ghosts and Goblins GO! (#GGGO) began in early September and will be $10 for individuals (any age) and $40 for a family/group up to six people. Special pricing is available for sports teams and community groups. Participants will receive virtual “bibs,” access to special #GGGO events and participation rewards. Commemorative shirts will also be available for purchase. Click here to register for the event.

CCHA encourages families to get in on the fun this October, while supporting the Carmel Education Foundation. CEF is the nonprofit funding partner of Carmel Clay Schools (CCS). CEF raises the funds to award grants that support innovation and student engagement in the classrooms. The foundation also helps provide over 100 scholarships to Carmel High School seniors. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CEF is even more attuned to the evolving needs of CCS teachers and schools. CEF grants will continue to help fulfill those needs and district-wide initiatives throughout the pandemic and beyond.

CCHA has been a longtime supporter of CEF and their work. Additionally, we proudly represent education entities and employers in Indiana and across the country. Learn more about CCHA’s education law practice group here.