Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Trinity Principal Completes 100-Mile Walk in Second ‘Shamrock 100’

Propelled by the success of last year’s unique fundraising endeavor for Trinity High School, principal John Cominsky laced up his sneakers for the second annual Shamrock 100, walking 100 miles at the school within a 72-hour period April 12-14.

Through sponsorships and donations, Cominsky surpassed the goal of raising $50,000 to benefit the school and its students. As part of the effort, students selected five organizations that will receive a portion of the donations: the Peyton Walker Foundation, the Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families, Morning Star Pregnancy Services, Healthy Steps Diaper Bank, and Food for the Poor.

This year’s Shamrock 100 included a Family Fun Fair, with food trucks, a dunk tank, games and outdoor sports tournaments, fully organized by nearly 40 Trinity students, led by juniors Madeline Owens and Sophia Avila.

“We’re so grateful to all the students who are helping reframe this event as one that is community-building and engaging through the Fun Fair,” Madeline said.

“It was incredible watching my principal walk 100 miles for us last year, and that inspired me to get involved this year and make it a bigger event,” said Sophia. “We want to really help make Trinity a part of the community.”

“We hope to have some version of this event every year,” said Cominsky, who credited the event’s success to his students and to his wife, Katie, who gave birth to their fifth child six weeks before the Shamrock 100 and brought the kids to the track for Cominsky’s final laps.

“When you have people with you, the goal is much easier to accomplish,” he said.

Learn more at https://thsrocks.us/shamrock-100.

(Photos by Jen Reed, The Catholic Witness.)

By Jen Reed, The Catholic Witness

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