Thursday, 09 March 2023 13:47

SHMD 2023 Raises $630,111 for the Community at South Glens Falls High School

Photos provided by South Glens Falls Central School District. Photos provided by South Glens Falls Central School District.

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The 46th annual South High Marathon Dance, held at South Glens Falls High School from March 3 to 4, has once again raised a significant amount of money for local families and charities.

The total amount, $630,111.07, was announced during the marathon’s closing ceremony on Saturday, March 4. Over the course of the 46-year history of the dance, the students and community have raised more than $10 million.

The funds will benefit 28 recipients – both individuals and organizations from South Glens Falls and neighboring areas.

“Each year, I am amazed by the hard work and dedication of our students, staff, and the South High Marathon Dance volunteers to put on this amazing event. I can’t say enough about how incredibly proud I am of each and every person who contributed. Knowing we can help families and community organizations is an amazing experience for our students,” said South Glens Falls Central School District superintendent Kristine Orr. “We truly have an incredible community here in South Glens Falls.”

This year, Logan Mahoney was the top student fundraiser, raising $8,326.85, among many other students – both in the high school and in the middle and elementary schools – who raised thousands of dollars. In addition to the student fundraiser, scores of local businesses held fundraisers for the community, which added thousands to the total amount raised.

This year’s recipients include the families of: Tayton Bowen, Donald Crandall, Crue Duswalt, Kathleen Evarts, Hunter George, Christopher Goodness, Grace Netti, Gabrielle Potter, Aiden Rodriguez, Randy Strong, Shane Walsh, and Megan Willis.

Community organizations receiving donations include: Adirondack Vets House, Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York, Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, Cancer Center Community Crusaders, CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Food For Thought, Kelly’s Angels, Inc., Moreau Community Center, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, and Southern Adirondack Independent Living.

The dance itself, which was streamed live at, began in 1978. The event has progressed from a small dance in the high school gym to an event that brings the entire community together. After two years at Six Flags Great Escape, the dance returned to the high school this year.

“We can’t thank our community enough for their generosity. This marathon would not be possible without the support of countless businesses, organizations, and individuals who donate not only monetarily but their time and effort to make this the best possible experience for our students,” Orr said.

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