What is gatorthon?

Gatorthon is our biggest fundraiser of the year and will fund most of the PTO’s operating budget this school year.  In years past, funds raised from Gatorthon have been used for:

  • Smart panels (essentially massive iPads) for use in classrooms
  • Payment of teacher grants (money teachers can use for purchase of classroom supplies)
  • iPads for use in our younger Gator classrooms
  • Chromebooks for use in our older Gator classrooms
  • New soccer goals for playground
  • Gaga ball pit
  • Water bottle filling stations
  • Teacher and staff appreciation lunches
  • And numerous other resources for our Gators!

Gatorthon is a “no frills” fundraiser, meaning that the children are not asked to go door to door selling anything.  Next week we will send instructions to enable you to set up a fundraising page for your child that you may personalize.  The page can be shared with family, friends and others in the community and based on the amount of fundraising you and your child achieve, your child will receive certain prizes and a certain number of raffle tickets to enable you win more prizes!  We will also have a number of incentives throughout the campaign to encourage more donations (and one of them involves a little pink farm friend making a trip up to our school for some live entertainment)!

 

KICK-OFF with Tiff’s Treats!!

Tuesday, September 7th is kick-off! 

The first ten students to have a donation in the amount of $25 or more will receive a gift certificate for a dozen warm cookies from Tiff’s Treats in Waverly!

 

KIss-a-pig

Each week we will be sending out different incentives, but our biggest, silliest incentive this year is some good old-fashioned fun and laughter for the kids.  If we bring in $30,000 from our Gatorthon and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign (exclusive of corporate sponsorships and matching), our very own Mr. Childers has agreed to kiss a pig (!!!) at the school and live stream it into all of the classrooms for everyone’s entertainment! 

We can thank A Zoo 2 You for supplying the cute little farm friend on our big Kiss-a-Pig Day!

 

PUCKER UP, MR. CHILDERS!!!

 

Student Fundraising Levels and Rewards

 

Bronze: $25

Antioch Gators Drawstring Bag

1 ticket for the Gatorthon Raffle

 

Silver: $50

Antioch Gators Drawstring Bag and Sunglasses

2 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle

 

Gold: $100

Antioch Gators Drawstring Bag, Sunglasses and Car Magnet

5 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle

 

Platinum: $200

Antioch Gators Drawstring Bag, Sunglasses, Car Magnet and Antioch Gators LED light-up bracelet, Stainless Steel Antioch Travel Mug (NEW!)

Student’s first initial and last name printed on banner at school entrance under “Platinum Donors”

12 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle

 

Platinum Plus: $400

Antioch Gators Drawstring Bag, Sunglasses, Car Magnet, Antioch Gators LED light-up bracelet, Stainless Steel Antioch Travel Mug

Student’s first initial and last name printed on banner at school entrance under “Platinum Plus Donors”

Personalized engraved brick installed at school entrance

25 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle

 

Diamond: $800

Antioch Gators Drawstring Bag, Sunglasses, Car Magnet, Antioch Gators LED light-up bracelet, Stainless Steel Antioch Travel Mug

Student’s first initial and last name printed on banner at school entrance under “Diamond Donors”

Personalized engraved brick installed at school entrance

“Antioch Elementary Diamond Donor” Engraved Pen and Gift Box

100 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle

 

 

Fundraising Rewards are based on individual student amounts raised - not family totals. 

If you have multiple students in your family, each student that raises $400 or more will receive an engraved brick.  A family that has multiple students but only one student that earns an engraved brick, can choose to have the family represented on the brick.  

 

 

Gatorthon raffle

Every student that raises $25 or more will receive tickets to be used in our Gatorthon Raffle!  See below for some of the items available in the Gatorthon Raffle this year, with information on the other items in the coming weeks.

 

*** Some of the Gatorthon Raffle Prizes  ***

$1000 off braces or other treatment at Murdock Orthdontics

$100 gift certificate and promotional products from Chick-fil-A

Pottery Wheel Throwing Experience valued at $120 from ArtBox Ceramics

3 month free membership at Brace YMCA

 

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners

We also have some sweet prizes in store for our overall top fundraising Gators. 

These will be announced soon!

 

corporate matching

Did you know that if you donate to Gatorthon, your company may make a corresponding (or more!) donation?  This is because we are a tax exempt organization.

 

Does your company match?  Find out!  If you complete the online Corporate Matching Form, you will earn 20 additional Gatorthon Raffle tickets!  Do note, however, that corporate matching will not be included in your student’s fundraising total.

 

 

 

 

 

Gatorthon ends on 10/8. 

Fundraising Level Rewards will be distributed in early November.  Gatorthon Raffle winners and our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners will be announced at the General PTO

Meeting on 10/26.

 

 

Go to Personal Fundraising Page

 

 

 

Questions?  Contact Holly Loftis at antiochptowaysmeans@gmail.com