For years St. Michael Catholic School in Augusta has been doing a walk-a-thon each spring, and with some changes, it was back for 2021.

Because of the pandemic, the event was a little different this year. In past years the whole school did the event together on the same day, but this year, with a few creative parents, they broke it up into two parts.

The first part started a few weeks ago for the whole school doing different actives to complete, and Wed, May 19th, there was a modified walk-a-thon part held at the school. Along with the actives and walk, the students have been collecting pledges. 

The money raised will be split between St. Micheal School and the Travis Mills Foundation to send one family to the retreat in Rome, Maine, for two weeks. The retreat is a place where wounded veterans and their families have just have some fun in a beautiful environment that is set up to meet the adaptive needed of the wounded worrier. 

According to the story at, the students had fun, had a chance to meet Travis Mills, and donated to the foundations and to their school.

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