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Katy ISD Education Foundation

Our mission is to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and enhance opportunities for students enrolled in Katy ISD.

Katy Half Marathon 5K 1K
 Katy, TX
February 8, 2020

My journey to Mayde Creek started as a 6th grader in 2002. I lived in the Mayde Creek Community the majority of my life, and now, as an adult, I have the honor of serving and teaching in the exact community and school system, I grew up in. The Mayde Creek community made me into who I am today, and I am now thankful to pass on the lessons taught to me with students in our community.

Last year was my first time participating in Reason2Race. I had heard our Katy ISD Education Foundation leader speak on getting us to sign up and what a great cause we would be running for. Honestly, the majority of the information went through one ear and out the other and I did not initially sign up. Finally, with a week left before the race I decided to participate in the 5K run. With no training, not a single mile ran within the last six months, or even an inclination that I would even finish, I ended up 1st in my age and gender. This special event sparked my interest in racing and competing. Since then I have completed five other races for a total 38 miles raced this year, with more to come.

The reason I am racing this year is not because of the success I've had running, or because of the competition aspect. When I learned of what Reasons2Race does for students and teachers in our district, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.  Many of our students have the same economically disadvantages, I had growing up. Single parent homes, with parent(s) who work multiple jobs, but do the best they can for their children. I want our students to have a better advantage to become responsible members of society. I want our students to have the resources to compete on a level playing field when they join the work force. I want our students to know and believe they can achieve anything they put their minds to, work hard at, and never give up on. This community’s resilience has proven itself time and time again when devastated by natural disasters.  I want that resilience to lead toward the successes of our students.

So please join my team, and donate to my community’s youth, as we invest in their future, and the future leaders of our community, like those who did before me. I am a product of this community and if you believe in someone like me, you can believe in every single student of Mayde Creek Junior High.

Donations2Date: $4,437

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Bayou City Half Marathon $175.00* 2/10/2020 Congratulations and thank you for participating in the Run Houston! For A Cause.
Ashley Shirani $50.00 2/7/2020
Comment Ohana $500.00* 2/7/2020
Carmen Booker $15.00 2/4/2020 Go Gators!
Petra 6th grade math Thompson-Davis $50.00 2/4/2020
Jacob McLendon $50.00 2/3/2020
Jacqueline Evans $21.00 1/31/2020 GO GATORS!!!!!
Dizaree Sandberg $10.00 1/31/2020 Best of luck to all of you
Catherine Bisby $50.00 1/31/2020 Go Gators! Let's win this race! Biz
Veronica Rendon-Majmudar $50.00 1/31/2020 Let's go MCJH Gators!
Leigh Schmidt $10.00 1/31/2020
GBB Hospitality Group, LLC $300.58* 1/30/2020
Jaymee - Jayland Salinas $10.00 1/28/2020 Jayland & Jordan Salinas
Jaymee - Jordan Salinas $10.00 1/28/2020 Jordan Salinas
Jill Byrd $50.00 1/28/2020 Good luck to the entire MCJH Team.
Rebeca Palatka $25.00 1/27/2020 Thank you for all you do! my son Giovanni Palatka loves his coaches!
Tammy MCJH campus R2R campaign $53.31* 1/27/2020
Lauran DeForke $20.00 1/16/2020 Because I am a crappy friend!
Tammy MCJH campus R2R campaign $620.40* 1/16/2020
Catherine Bisby $55.00 1/10/2020 Let's Go Gators! You were "MAYDE" to RUN!! Good Luck- Biz :)
Anonymous Donor $879.26* 1/10/2020 MCJH R2R campaign
Fabian Vargas $25.00 1/7/2020
Dorthy Hoover $25.00 12/22/2019 Investing in our future, worth every penny ????
Phillips66 Employer Match $150.00* 12/19/2019
Alexis Tomek $150.00 12/3/2019
Cody Henderson $50.00 12/3/2019
Evanay Perryman $150.00 12/3/2019
Anonymous Donor $100.00 12/3/2019
Monica Ellis $27.50 12/3/2019
Anonymous Donor $50.00 12/3/2019 From Elaine heath
Jaritza Contreras $50.00 12/2/2019
Andrew Morris $50.00 12/2/2019
Nancy Stietenroth $50.00 11/23/2019
Janne Pridgeon $100.00 11/20/2019
Mary Clark $25.00 11/20/2019
Hayley Coulter $50.00 11/20/2019
Donna Robinson $50.00 11/20/2019
Meredith Keener $50.00 11/20/2019
Jazmeen Skeete $50.00 11/18/2019
Anonymous Donor $55.00 11/17/2019
Leah Steele $75.00 11/17/2019
Anna Boudreaux $100.00 11/17/2019
* offline donation