What is Walkathon?

The Centennial Walkathon takes place on Sept. 21st and is the primary PTC fundraiser of the year. This annual event is fun for the kids, while providing the added benefit of raising the funds that will supply them with resources needed for a successful school year.

Without the support of the Walkathon many PTC initiatives cannot happen such as assemblies, additional library books, family enrichment activities, Accelerated Reader, online academic tools, supplies and the events that the PTC hosts.

It will not just be a morning of walking, but many fun stations- bubbles, activity and tattoo station, and a fabulous DJ! Let’s dance around the school!

We are kindly asking each student to raise a small minimum of $40. We can hit our $17,000 goal and surpass it if everyone contributes. Parents please help your children raise funds. Ask grandparents, uncles, aunts, neighbors, coworkers, and businesses you frequent.

Click here to sign up to volunteer at the event.


To help create a fun and competitive atmosphere among the students, raffle prizes are available for students that have raised funds. For every $40 that a student raises, they will receive a book and one raffle entry. Some of the 2017 raffle prizes include:

  • Fire HD8 tablet
  • Soap Box Derby Day of Racing
  • Macy’s gift card
  • Shedd Aquarium passes
  • National Karate gift certificate
  • Holiday World & Splashin Safari passes
  • Schaumburg Boomer Tickets
  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Lou Malnati’s gift card
  • Walt Disney World tickets
  • Zoo passes
  • Adler Planetarium passes
  • Sci Tech family passes (2 winners)
  • Ryne Sandberg autographed Photo
  • Dupage children’s museum family pass
  • Wildtree – Smart Cooking with Mel gift certificates
  • Lisa’s School of Dance gift certificate
  • Pinstripes brunch and bocce
  • American Girl 2016 doll
  • On the Border Gift card
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Center tickets
  • Field Museum passes
  • Lombard roller rink group pass.
  • Special lunch with principal (10)
  • Improv comedy club (VIP passes)
  • Mon Ami Gabi gift card
  • Bartlett park district pool passes
  • Angelo Caputo’s gift card
  • Pilot Pete’s gift card
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods certificate
  • IO Improv 4 tickets
  • Chipotle Meal cards
  • Oberweiss moolah card
  • Dyson vacuum
  • St Andrews Golf passes
  • Studio Movie Grill pass
  • Epic Air pass
  • Bear Paddle gift package
  • Morton Arboretum passes
  • Patio Restaurant gift card
  • Ala carte gift card
  • Bartel’s Auto Clinic oil and service
  • Joffrey Ballet passes
  • Sky Zone Aurora
  • US99 and host Kimmie Caruba variety of cds and tickets
  • Santas Village passes
  • Safari Land pass
  • Medieval Times tickets
  • Grand Lux Cafe gift card
  • Challenge Accepted gift certificate

The PTC is very lucky to have sponsors throughout our community who make these prizes possible.

**TOP EARNER PRIZES The students who raise the highest amount overall AND the highest per grade will win some amazing prizes.

  • Top overall: First place wins $150
  • Second Place wins $75
  • Third place wins $25

The students raising the highest amount per grade (PreK – 6) will win a Monster Mash entry. (Overall winners are not eligible for per grade prizes, but they are eligible for the raffle)


Donors are free to pay by check or use our PayPal link. If using PayPal, please include a note of who you are sponsoring, so that student is credited. Checks can be made out to Centennial PTC. Donor forms can be downloaded here. Please include online donors on your sponsor sheets!

If you have questions, please contact us at centennialptc@hotmail.com.