Pittsfield students raise money for ChadTough Foundation; Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey lends support

Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

Pittsfield Elementary’s first Pittsfield Mileage Club Mini Marathon on Wednesday raised money for the ChadTough Foundation as well as some additional physical education equipment.
Who showed up for a few minutes to lend support?  Hint: He’s not bad with a football. In fact, he’s likely NFL-bound. OK. He’s Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, who has been at Pittsfield as part of U-M’s Mentorship Program.

University of Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey took a break from his work inside Pittsfield as part of the Michigan Mentorship to support the students on the playground raising money for the ChadTough Foundation.

Physical Education teacher Darcy Thorpe-Knoll said the students were excited to raise money for such a worthy cause.

“It’s been going great,” she said. “It’s our first one. We’re trying to promote healthy fitness activity and do a good community service.”

They raised about $600.  The event is sponsored by catch.org.




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