WESTPORT — A group of Staples High School students is stepping up support for post-graduate tuition assistance by hosting the first “Kids Fun Run” on April 6 at the high school.

The event, for youngsters age pre-K through fifth grade, will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the high school’s football field, 70 North Ave.

In addition to 25-, 50- and 100-yard dashes, there will be games, face painting and a baked goods sale.

The registration fee is $25; to sign up click here.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Staples Tuition Grants program, which provides need-based tuition assistance to Staples graduates attending college and vocational programs.

“Staples Tuition Grants is such a great cause,” Alexis Krenzer, a Staples junior and event organizer, said in a statement announcing the Kids Fun Run. “STG has the belief that any kid that makes it through Staples and gets in to college should be able to go … We are calling on the community to support these kids and see their education through.” 

Since 1943, the Staples Tuition Grants program has helped thousands of Staples graduates continue their education by awarding need-based grants for undergraduate and vocational schools. Last May, grants totaling $407,000 were given to 116 students, in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $7,500, for the 2023-24 academic year, according to the group.

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