Children from 3 to 5 years old will raise money for sick children today just by riding their tricycles. They'll be riding through a course marked out at 2918 6th Street in Tuscaloosa, a dead end street, to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
The Capitol School teachers say their students know they are healthy enough to do this and that the money given by friends and relatives will help sick children. The Capitol School's service strand is an important part of their PK - 12 curriculum. The school's mission is to "educate responsible citizens of the world". This is an annual event that raises about $20,000 a year.
The cycling starts at 9:30 a.m. on April 8th. The children will ride their tricycles around a marked course. Another goal of this event is to teach tricycle and bicycle safety to the children.
The preschool has students enrolled whose parents have moved to Tuscaloosa from many places in the world. The students' home countries include: United States, South Korea, China, United Arab Emeritas, France, Germany, Portugal, Mexico, India, Jordan, Italy, Pakistan, and Norway with 66 countries represented over the past decade.
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