Pancake Run-Walk Set for April 23; Proceeds Go for Bosco’s Educational Needs


Abby Wittler, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

The annual NDA Pancake Run-Walk will be held on Thursday, April 23, at the NDA track after school. 

This is the second year that the event is being held and orchestrated by math teacher, Brian Konshak. His main helpers with this event are Cassidy McGowan and Margaret Yakel, along with a parent, Mrs. Hoeppner.

“The purpose of this is to just have fun,” said Konshak about the main goal of the race.

He wanted to bring in a local pancake artist named Uncle Pancake to school but could not get enough people together to do so without organizing an event of some sort.

He and McGowan decided that they wanted to have a race on the track that people could come to and have a good time and eat some pancakes.

At this event everyone will receive a shirt, bib, two sausages, and unlimited pancakes. The fee is $15, and participants will run for 25 minutes, and then it will be time to eat their pancakes.

Jake Gerlikovsky will DJ the event and, weather permitting, will set up speakers.

All of the proceeds from this run will go towards James Bosco’s educational needs rather than last year when the proceeds went to the Spring Week fundraiser. Bosco is a junior at NDA who lost his sight a year ago.

Another difference from last year is that there will now be sponsorships. So far Konshak has heard back from Martin Systems, Ryan Funeral Home and Insurance Service Center. These sponsors’ logos will be displayed on the back of the shirt.

Anyone who would be interested could sponsor the event to help students have fun and Bosco meet his educational needs.

“I mentioned the event to my husband, and because he’s heard me rave about how much Bosco has inspired all of us, he told me to write a check,” said English teacher Carolyn Brown.  

The sign-up for the race is linked below.