December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Heinz Simonitsch School Key Club Fund raising at the 2010 Reggae Marathon!

“Singing in the Rain”.  At the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party last December as we huddled under the thatched hut to wait out the rain shower, I met a group of kids from Heinz Simonitsch School Key Club who really were singing in the rain.  They were running in the Reggae Marathon as a fund raising project.  I was impressed with their energy and passion.  Here is the letter I received from Camel Fernandez the Faculty Advisor:


Thanks for the opportunity to tell our story. Sorry I did not get to you before but exams at the school began on the following Monday from the Reggae marathon and so were quite busy. Let me tell you more about our group and our causes.

We are The Heinz Simonitsch School Key Club. For the past 4 years we have been taking part in the annual Reggae Marathon and we use it as a fund raiser for our projects. We have raised money n the past for sports supplies which we donated to the Barrett Town All Age School.  We have also used money raised to buys toys for and treat the children at the SOS Children’s Village in Rose Hall. This year we raised $51,000.00 which we plan to use to assist the St. James Infirmary and the Blossom Gardens Children Home.

As I stated before, we are the Key Club of the Heinz Simonitsch School situated in Rose Hall, St. James. Our Key club comprises of 40 members of which 20 participated.

The motto of Key Club is “Caring , Our Way Of Life”.  We exist to help others, to share and care as we believe that should be our lifestyle. The students are always coming up with ways we can help others and they selflessly give of their time, money and effort.

Congratulations!  That’s an inspiring story. We hope to see you again at Reggae Marathon 2011 December 3 in Negril.

If you have a fund raising story you’d like to share with us, leave a comment or send me an email directly: [email protected]

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy