We are so happy to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal of $7,000!
Because of the generous sponsorships and individual donations we received, registrations for the event (most participants to date!), the contributions to the raffle, and ads placed in the event program, we raised over $8,600! All proceeds will be used to support the continuation of our Cultivando Nuestro Futuro Leadership Institute, now on its 7th successful cohort.
We want to take a moment to sincerely thank our community for helping us to make the 6th Annual CESOSS Fun Run and Acequia Celebration a success. A special thanks to returning participants and those who joined us for the first time this year. We especially would like to thank Running 505 for bringing so many children, families, and mentors to our event! This is what makes the CESOSS Fun Run truly a community and family event.
Congratulations again to the recipients of the 2019 Acequia Protector Award - Diana Pino and Albert Sanchez of the Atrisco Acequia. Thank you for your long-time commitment to the precious traditions and acequias of the Valle de Atrisco (South Valley)!
Tlazokamatli a Circulo Solar Ollin Xopilli por su danzita y energia! Many thanks to Sundance Chief Norman Tulley for the blessing and song. Thanks to Sarah Ruth Finkel for creating the beautiful ceramic medals for the fastest runners. Thanks to Andrea Lopez/Margarita Perez, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Louis Head/Census 2020, and Raul Villareal/Solar Panels for setting up information/activity tables. Gracias to Satellite Coffee for providing coffee for our volunteers and to Mujeres en Accion and Mayahuel's Catering for the great food!
Special thanks to La Plazita Institute for always supporting us and to the MRGCD for the great collaboration, we greatly appreciate you!
We want to especially thank all of the CESOSS Interns, amazing volunteers, and all of the individuals who helped us along the way and during the event. This is not possible without your support!
Que vivan las acequias del Valle del Atrisco!
Dr. Virginia Necochea, Stefany Olivas, Laramie Sorensen
Santiago Maestas, Andrea Lopez, Alicia Chavez, Marcia Fernandez, Rip Anderson
CESOSS Founder and Advisor
CESOSS Leadership Institute Interns 2019/2020
Lauren Baca, Kimberly Caputo, Gene Hilario, Dalilah Naranjo, Tatiana Prieto