Support your Hiawatha student and the Cougar Chase Fundraiser

The Cougar Chase is Hiawatha PTO’s only major fundraiser.
This run/walk is a fun and healthy way to raise money to support the staff and students of Hiawatha Elementary while promoting health and fitness.

Students collect all donations prior to the race. You may donate online or in person.


2018 Cougar Chase Sponsorship Opportunities

The Cougar Chase is Hiawatha PTO’s biggest annual fundraiser – and our 2018 event this fall will be bigger and better than ever!

We are seeking sponsorship opportunities and need your help. If you own a business or work for an employer who would be interested in helping our non-profit while promoting their business at the same time, please have them complete this form. Hiawatha PTO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

Please fill out THIS FORM or download the PDF and return it to school.


Come support our students! Click “Sign Up” below.

  • Hand out water
  • Hand out popsicles
  • Cheer on the runners!
Sign Up Now!

Cougar Chase 2017 Schedule

Thursday, September 14th   (Rain date:  Thursday, September 21st)

Hiawatha School Fitness Trail behind the school

1:00 – 1:40 pm      2nd & 3rd Grade  
1:45 – 2:30 pm      4th & 5th Grade
2:40 – 3:20 pm      Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Students will run/walk around the trail with their classmates for approximately 30 minutes.  There will be music, water stations set up just like a real race, and a special treat to cool off when done. Families are encouraged to cheer the kids on or volunteer! 

What is the money used for?

  • Educational Materials (BrainPop, Xtra Math)
  • Technology (projector, screen, sound system)
  • Field Trips
  • PhysEd & Music (heart rate monitors)
  • Family Events (Movie Nights, Spring Carnival, etc.).

Help Your Student Collect Donations

  • Encourage your children to ask neighbors, friends, and family to sponsor them in the Cougar Chase, for any amount they wish.  
  • Assist them with explaining how the money is used in the school, and that this is our school’s primary fundraiser.  
  • Note that the pledges are a single donation for the student’s participation in the Cougar Chase run/walk (and are not a pledge on a per lap basis).  Money needs to be collected at the time of donation.
  • Please make checks payable to:  Hiawatha PTO
  • Donate Online: use the donate button at the top of the page!
  • Envelopes due:  Monday, September 11th