School’s Spirit Week winners donate to Running With Sole

Pictured (l-r) are Nada Sater, CEO and co-founder of Running With Sole, several students and Spirit Week winners from Ms. Tassy’s class, and Nellie Tassy, Riviera Day School fourth grade teacher.

Riviera Day School recently celebrated the end of its annual Spirit Week with a trophy presentation to the winning class and a check to a local charity.

Nellie Tassy’s fourth-grade class, winners of the Spirit Week trophy, got to help local children in need by donating their $500 winnings to Running With Sole, a local non-profit whose mission is to provide shoes to all in need, sports shoes to inner city and homeless children from ages 3 to 18, and promote physical activity and prevent childhood obesity.

“Engaging and educating children on the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits is what Running With Sole is all about,” said Nada Sater, CEO and co-founder of Running With Sole.

“Riviera Day School’s donations will help us continue our programs so that inner city and homeless children feel empowered with self confidence and self respect,” she added.?

“It was a nail-biting competition but my class won this whole thing against the rest of the school and I am so proud of them. But the best part was that we got to help others.” Tassy said. “When it was time to select a charity, I told my students about Running With Sole and the great work they do with children. They all loved the idea and agreed it was the best choice,” she added.

This is the second time Riviera Day School has donated to Running With Sole. Last year the school donated $500 to the organization.

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