STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Local Heroes Join Madrona Elementary Hero Run

Madrona Elementary School held a Hero Run today to help raise money for a new playground.

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 6:25 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Madrona Elementary School held a Hero Run today to help raise money for a new playground.

"Kids dress up like their favorite hero, which may be a superhero or fictional or nonfictional and they dress up and they’re walking around the track today all day long and trying to raise funds to get a brand new playground," explained Rick Vetter, the school janitor and a firefighter or Williams Fire.

The current playground is not ADA compliant, making it difficult for students with disabilities to use the equipment.

"The playground around here at Madrona is kind of old and it needs work so they’re just looking at replacing the whole thing," said Rick.

It was Rick's idea to bring local heroes to the run, "I sent it to all the agencies and Josephine County Dispatch to see if they wanted to come out. We had the Josephine County Sheriff Department, Josephine County Search and Rescue, we had the city of Grants Pass show up, the Department of Public Safety and of course, Rural Metro and Williams Fire," said Rick.

Students were able to explore the inside of the fire trucks and try on some of the fire gear after their run was over.

Students began the fundraiser earlier in the year by reaching out to the community to find individuals who would pledge a chosen amount of money for each lap the student ran.

Each grade level rotated through their "run time," that lasted an hour, throughout the afternoon. After every lap the students would get a mark on their wristbands and each lap raised more money.

The students with the most laps ran and most money raised will get to ride in a limo to a pizza party with the school principal.

The fundraising goal was around $18,000.00.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 9636

Reported Deaths: 209
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah236169
Marion159547
Washington149120
Clackamas79524
Umatilla6674
Union3551
Lincoln3452
Deschutes2010
Lane1963
Malheur1601
Linn1569
Polk15412
Jackson1400
Yamhill1328
Jefferson1310
Klamath1251
Benton915
Hood River880
Wasco851
Morrow821
Clatsop490
Douglas450
Josephine441
Coos420
Columbia350
Lake200
Tillamook130
Crook120
Wallowa100
Curry80
Baker40
Sherman20
Grant10
Harney10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 250514

Reported Deaths: 6315
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078063457
Riverside19450479
Orange15778360
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial6979105
Alameda6472140
Fresno562677
Kern510080
Santa Clara4849160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
San Francisco377650
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3441108
Contra Costa343279
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271019
Kings258332
Stanislaus239144
Monterey179115
Solano147625
Merced127211
Sonoma126710
Placer78611
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4173
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1444
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo331
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 84°
Brookings
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 64°
Crater Lake
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 77°
Grants Pass
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 82°
Klamath Falls
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 77°
Sunny weather continues Sunday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events