March for Mars

March for Mars

March for Mars Committee

  • Megan Lenz
  • Misty Cope
  • Sarah Hosack
  • Lisa Fonzi – PC
  • Melissa Gulnac – Centennial
  • Jen Abel – Centennial
  • Jan Vermilya

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THANK YOU!!!!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported and donated to this year’s March for Mars! We exceeded our fundraising goals for the school year, which will benefit YOUR kids and schools 🥰

All prizes will be delivered to students by November 3!

March for Mars 2023!

We are happy to announce that our fall PTO fundraiser is back! This year we will be holding our March for Mars event October 4-6!

March for Mars is a walk-a-thon where the students collect pledges from friends and family. Our goal is to raise money for the Mars Elementary PTO, while promoting health, fitness, and having fun!

All students will participate in a walk on or near their campus during the school day on October 4 (PC), October 5 (MAE), and October 6 (Centennial) at a time designated by their principals. There is no rain date scheduled for these events.

Proceeds from this event will primarily be used to fund student field trips in addition to other PTO programs for the 2023-2024 school year. We expect this fundraiser to be a big success! Our “opt out” goal this year is $40 per student. This means, if you choose to participate and meet the “opt out” goal, you will have done your part to help ensure we reach our annual goal and are able to continue to fund many important programs and activities. If you “opt out”, you will receive prizes at the $40 level (see prize information below).

Here’s what you need to do:

Collect donations from friends and family to sponsor you for March for Mars. We are asking for a flat donation, not a per-lap donation.

Donations can be collected by:

  1. Cash or Check: Checks can be made payable to Mars Elementary PTO
    ***Please do not postdate checks, as all checks will be cashed upon receipt***
  2. Online Donations (processing fees apply): Use the following website:

NEW! All students will receive a March for Mars t-shirt thanks to a sponsorship donation from Rhoads Orthodontics.

NEW! All students will receive a squishy fidget ball thanks to a sponsorship donation from Kampas Orthodontics.

Prize levels: All students will be eligible to earn the following prizes based upon the dollar amount of donations collected

  • $10 Fidget spinner (Thank you, Kampas Orthodontics!)
  • $25 Magic 8 ball (Thank you, Rhoads Orthodontics!)
  • $40 Congratulations! You have opted-out and will help the PTO reach its annual goal
  • $50 Embroidered Mars winter hat
  • $75 1 entry for autographed David Bednar or Cameron Heyward jersey raffle
    • Additional entry for each additional $75
  • $100 FREE 2 Hour Time Pass at Fun Fore All (Thank you, Fun Fore All!)
  • $250 ‘Mars Card’ for FREE entrance to all Mars games for the year (Thank you, Mars Area School District!)
  • $500 Choice of embroidered Mars blanket or jacket with a voucher for personalization

Important reminders:

  • All collection envelopes are due by October 6. Donations can be submitted after the October 6 deadline, however, we cannot guarantee the availability of prizes or entry into the drawing.
  • Please return your collection envelope, even if all pledges were collected online.
  • Please record your donation amount on your collection envelope.

2023-2024 March for Mars Sponsors

March for Mars Sponsors Needed!

Are you a local business looking for a way to support the Mars Elementary schools?

Each year the Mars Elementary PTO holds a fundraiser called March for Mars. Our goal is to raise money for Mars elementary schools while promoting healthy choices and having FUN for our students in grades K through 6.  March for Mars is a fun run/walk where the students will collect pledges from friends and family and then participate in a walk/run on campus during the school day.

We are offering our community businesses the opportunity to market your products and services via tax-deductible sponsorship of March for Mars. Proceeds from the event will fund PTO programs for the school year.  We hope that this event will be a big success again this year!

Payment can be made by using our donation link or by sending a check made out to Mars Elementary PTO. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 173 Mars, PA 16046.

Sponsorships are due by 09/08/2023 to ensure logos can be placed on the items offered for each sponsorship level.

Please feel free to contact Megan Lenz with any questions you may have. Your support is very much appreciated!!!


$2,500 Sponsor
✅ Your business name/logo printed on a banner by itself that will be displayed at the MAC
(Mars Athletic Complex) for a full year.
✅ Your business name/logo printed on the back of the March for Mars T-shirt
✅ An ad on the Mars PTO Website and Facebook page

$1,000 Sponsor
✅ Your business name/logo printed on a banner with other sponsors at this level that will be displayed at the MAC (Mars Athletic Complex) for a full year.
✅ Your business name/logo printed on the back of the March for Mars T-shirt
✅ An ad on the Mars PTO Website and Facebook page

$500 Sponsor
✅ Your business name printed on the back of the March for Mars T-shirt
✅ An ad on the Mars PTO Website and Facebook page

$250 Sponsor
✅ An ad on the Mars PTO Website and Facebook page

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