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South High Marathon Dance raises new record: $489,716.27

2013-03-02T22:24:00Z 2013-03-04T11:27:48Z South High Marathon Dance raises new record: $489,716.27 Glens Falls Post-Star
March 02, 2013 10:24 pm

Each year, South Glens Falls high school students pack their gymnasium full to bursting for a weekend to raise money for charities and people in their community. It's not about the money, yet each year, the students and the community manage to break their own fundraising records. This year was no different, as the South High Marathon Dance brought in $489,716.27 upping the total raised over 36 years to more than $3.5 million dollars.

Check out two days worth of images from this year's fundraiser.

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  1. Sgf bulldog 927
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    Sgf bulldog 927 - January 08, 2014 11:43 pm
    Im a a freshman this year and im so excited. I cant believe my semi small hometown community could raise that much money for such a big cause especially the teenagers dancing. IM SO PUMPED FOR MY FIRST MARATHON DANCE
  2. Sgfbulldog2015
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    Sgfbulldog2015 - March 03, 2013 8:30 pm
    This dance was amazing. I participated in this event and there is no better feeling then when the recipients share their stories and you find out the total amount of money everyone raised. It's truly the most memorable experience I have ever had.
  3. Melissa33
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    Melissa33 - March 03, 2013 4:54 pm
    This is just Awesome !!!!! Way to go south high !
  4. kate
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    kate - March 03, 2013 1:06 pm
    I don't think there is any other word to use except "amazing"! Congrats to all the dancers and every person involved in making this marathon a success (year after year). The parents of the kids who made this happen should be very, very proud of what was accomplished this weekend.

    Truly amazing...
  5. Matt Sames
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    Matt Sames - March 03, 2013 12:56 pm
    Dear SHMD Family and Friends,

    You are awe inspiring! The entire Capital Region is looking up at the shining example you have created. You are helping save lives and making a real difference in our community. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

    Gratefully yours,

    Matt and Lori Sames
    Co-Founders of Hannah's Hope Fund
  6. brian
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    brian - March 03, 2013 11:35 am
    Bravo to everyone involved especially the marathoners... but also to businesses who helped raise money and everyone who donated.
  7. Brianne Quinn
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    Brianne Quinn - March 03, 2013 10:24 am
    Congrats Bulldogs!!!! Amazing job!
  8. oilheet
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    oilheet - March 03, 2013 10:02 am
    Finally - Some GOOD NEWS in print...!!!
  9. Douglas Be
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    Douglas Be - March 03, 2013 9:48 am
    To All,
    IF that spirit and just plain goodness is not what all Americans are about than I dont what is.

    Congrats to EVERY person,. business, and any and all associated with what I believe is the BEST event we have to offer in the North country.

    Why couldn't it became contagious and every school to some degree do an event like this.? Play it forward. (Note many schools are doing great things to rasie money for the needy) but SGF is unbelievable.

    Thanks for making so many proud of you.

    Doug Be
  10. CMDBecker
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    CMDBecker - March 03, 2013 9:43 am
    CONGRATULATIONS BULLDOGS! Each & every one of you are amazing. I'm very proud to be a part of this community & have my daughter in this school district. You restore faith in a difficult world. Kudos & hugs to all of you .
  11. justlookin
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    justlookin - March 03, 2013 8:00 am
    AMAZING!!! Kids sure know how to come together and bring the community right along with them. Congrats!!!
  12. whiteletter68
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    whiteletter68 - March 02, 2013 11:44 pm
    Congratulations to all the students, faculty, and administration for this incredible accomplishment! It seems that there is no end to the generosity that our area will extend! Thank you to all the people that opened their pocketbooks, and wallets , in such a difficult economic time! You can all feel a great sense of pride, and of comfort, knowing that you have helped people that could not otherwise have helped themselves. This is nothing short of a minor miracle; pulled off by 800 caring,motivated, young adults; and this wonderful area that we live in! I hope the rest of the USA takes notice!


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