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November 20, 2012 > Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

Submitted By Debbie Ayres

For the past 14 years, students, staff and parents have participated in the California School for the Deaf (CSD) Physical Education Turkey Trot. During Physical Education classes on Thursday, November 15, students circled the track. Staff joined in during their prep periods or breaks and some parents even came by to do a lap or two. Just prior to a morning session, the CSD Eagle mascot arrived to the delight of participants and urged them on during their circuits.

Students "trotted" for 20 minutes, collecting a strip of paper after every lap. When the allotted time had elapsed, they were able to deposit the paper strips in a bowl based on the number of laps completed. Drawings from the bowls were for Thanksgiving/food items to share with their families during the holidays. This year, the high school service learning class also collected non-perishable food items to donate to a family or organization of their choice.

Local merchants donating to the CSD Turkey Trot include: Safeway, Whole Foods, Raley's, Trader Joe's, Lucky's, Panera Bread, Boston Market, Erik's Deli, Peet's Coffee, Sprout's, Sport's Authority, Jamba Juice, McDonald's, Coldstone, Elephant Bar, Costco.

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