Cougar DASH


Mark your calendars!  The Cougar DASH will be November 15, 2017!

The Cougar DASH is a fun way to promote healthy, active lifestyles while raising money for Cornelius Elementary.  Come out and cheer on your child(ren)!  All are welcome to attend.


Students are encouraged to help raise money for the school by collecting pledges prior to the Cougar DASH.  Consider having students call family members, close friends and neighbors for their support.   Sponsors can pledge an amount per lap or a set amount.

If your family prefers not to solicit donations, please consider making a donation to the Cornelius Elementary PTO by check or donating online.  All donations and pledges are tax deductible.


Join us for the FUN!  On November 15, students will be running/walking for 20 minutes around a looped track at the school.  Each session of the  Cougar DASH  will last one hour, including warm up, run, cool down and a healthy post-race snack.  All are welcome to attend and cheer on your child(ren).  Signs, crazy outfits and noisemakers are encouraged!!  Students will receive a FREE Cougar DASH tshirt to wear during the event.

The schedule for the K-2 DASH and 3-5 DASH is:

9:00-10:00am – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades

10:00-11:00am -3rd, 4th and 5th grades 


Students need to collect their pledges, with checks payable to Cornelius Elementary PTO, by November 17, in order to be eligible to win ALL prizes. Pledges can also be made online by  CLICKING HERE.

Prizes will be ordered and later awarded following the DASH collection dates.  Raffle drawings will be held during morning announcements on November 28.  Prizes include:

  • FREE Cougar DASH T-shirt for every participant
  • Tenders milk shake certificate if all pledge money turned in by Nov 17 or Nov 20
  • 1 raffle ticket given to each student who turns in pledges/donations for the event. Raffle will be held at morning announcements on Nov 28.
  • $5 spring book fair gift certificate for $50 collected
  • CES drawstring bag for $150 collected (in addition to $5 book fair certificate)
  • CES cougar sweatshirt for $250+ collected (in addition to $5 spring book fair certificate and drawstring bag)
  • Chromebook for the student with the highest amount collected in grades K-2 and 3-5

**Prizes will be ordered and awarded after the sponsor donations have all been collected**

The Cornelius Elementary PTO hopes to raise $25,000 through the Cougar DASH.  We appreciate your support of this fun initiative and for helping to promote a healthy, active lifestyle for our students.

A special thank you to our Cougar DASH sponsors, including:

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