Sat, Sep 29 2018

175th 5K Walk/Run,

Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
6 Sponsors Confirmed
Sorenson VRS
Athletic Annex
Gallaudet University
Indiana School for the Deaf Alumni Association

  • About the event

    We are celebrating our 175th years of running Indiana School for the Deaf. 

    Why should you sponsor?

    As a valued member of our community, I am delighted to offer your organization an exceptional sponsorship opportunity. I invite you to join in our anniversary, celebrating 175 years of educating deaf students in Indiana. As part of our celebration, the Indiana School for the Deaf will host the 5K Run/Walk “Running for 175 years and still running...” on September 29, 2018.

    The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) has been running for 175 years and we will run for many years to come. ISD began its journey in 1843 by William Willard, who was considered the "Father of Hoosier Deaf Education". Willard opened the school with 12 pupils and here we are today with an enrollment of 355 students. ISD is recognized nationally for its leadership in education, its advocacy of American Sign Language and being the first state Deaf school to adopt a Bilingual/Bicultural philosophy.

    Promotional materials for the 175th anniversary will reach tens of thousands of individuals throughout the State of Indiana. Please consider the following ways you can help:

    • Sponsorship: The attached for shows the various sponsorship levels or you can go to www.runsignup.com, under “Running for 175 years and still running”, click on sponsorship.

    • Materials: Entry prizes can be mailed to: Superintendent's office, Indiana School for the Deaf, 1200 East 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46205.

    Participation: Individuals or teams can register at www.runsignup.com under "Running for 175 years and still running..."

    Enclosed is a sponsorship form designed to assist you in finding the right level for your organization's available resources. I welcome the opportunity to discuss these sponsorship opportunities further with you. Feel free to contact me at the (317) 550 - 1983 or email me at *****@****.***. I look forward to your response.

    Thank you for your consideration.


    Dr. David Geeslin CEO/Superintendent Race Directo

    Jennifer Friede

    The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a fully accredited school for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in nursery school through high school. The Indiana School for the Deaf is accredited by AdvancED Indiana  and the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). It provides services to approximately 342 students enrolled on campus. About 60 percent of the students live on campus during the academic year. ISD offers a full range of social activities, including sports, clubs, and organizations

    The Indiana School for the Deaf was founded in 1843 by William Willard, the first Deaf person in America to establish a state school for Deaf people. It was at first a semi-private school that offered free instruction to any Deaf person in-state or out-of-state that sought an education. The following year, the Willard School formally became the Indiana School for the Deaf, the first state-sponsored school in America that offered free education to any Deaf student. From that beginning, ISD has developed into one of the leading Deaf Schools in the nation, rich in heritage yet always striving to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • 501-1000 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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