Team Tongie block party to have 5K run/walk
Team Tongie, a Tonganoxie organization that raises funds to help students in the Tonganoxie school district who are battling serious illness, is planning a community block party set for Sunday at Tonganoxie High School, 404 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.
A 5K walk/run, games, musical entertainment and a movie night are planned.
Festivities will start at 3:30 p.m. with the walk/run at the THS east campus. Registration is $20 per person and $10 for each additional family member. Each participant will receive a Team Tongie T-shirt. The race will head to the Tonganoxie Elementary and Tonganoxie Middle schools before winding back to the high school.
Starting at 4 p.m., food will be served at the high school Hamburgers hotdogs, pizza and desserts will be sold until 6:30 p.m.
Inflatable games, face painting/balloons and football and soccer games with THS players will be available for youths from 4-6 p.m.
The Tonganoxie High School band and jazz band, as well as high school, middle school and elementary school performers will take center-stage at the block party.
Also slated to perform are THS cheer and dance teams and Annie’s Country Jubilee entertainers. The performances will take place from 6-7 p.m.
At 7 p.m., a movie will be shown outside THS and a children’s movie will be shown at the Chieftain Room in THS’ east campus building.
Events will be moved to the THS west campus gymnasium if there is inclement weather.
THS student-athletes participating in fall sports are taking pledges for upcoming competitions. For instance, the Chieftain volleyball team will be taking pledge money for each kill it tallies during its Oct. 20 match. Football players, meanwhile, will accept pledges based on the number of offensive yards they rack up during their Oct. 23 game.
To date, Team Tongie has given more than $20,000 to 19 district families with financial burdens due to illnesses.
For more information about the upcoming Team Tongie activities, contact THS at (913) 845-2654.