In a heartwarming display of community support and dedication to education, the Lakeview East Community Partnership (LVECP) has extended a helping hand to Nettelhorst Elementary’s annual event that goes beyond fundraising—it embodies a spirit of unity, health, and empowerment. The Stallion Stampede, a beloved tradition at Nettelhorst, holds a special place in the hearts of students, families, and the Lakeview East community at large. 


Scheduled for May 12th, 2023, the Stallion Stampede is more than just a walkathon; it’s a vibrant celebration of health, wellness, and school spirit that unites students from Pre-K through 8th grade. This annual event is a testament to the close-knit bond that the Nettelhorst community shares, as it promotes the importance of physical activity, fosters a sense of belonging, and actively engages families in the school’s journey. 


At the heart of this event lies a significant purpose: fundraising to support staffing and curriculum, crucial components in providing a high-quality education to the students. Nettelhorst Elementary, like many educational institutions, faces the challenge of budget cuts. The Stallion Stampede serves as a beacon of hope, offering a means to bridge the financial gap and ensure that the school continues to provide a robust and enriching learning environment. 


The significance of the Stallion Stampede extends far beyond the dollars raised. It symbolizes the resilience of the Nettelhorst community, showcasing their determination to uphold the values of education, unity, and strength in the face of adversity. Every step taken during the walkathon represents a commitment to the future of the students, fostering a sense of pride in their school and a belief in the power of collective effort. 


In this endeavor, the Lakeview East Community Partnership plays a pivotal role. By donating to the Stallion Stampede, LVECP exemplifies its dedication to uplifting local educational institutions and nurturing the growth of young minds. This partnership emphasizes the potential that arises when communities come together to invest in the education and well-being of their future leaders.   

As students, families, and community members rally around the Stallion Stampede, they contribute not only to the financial success of the event but also to the invaluable sense of togetherness that defines Nettelhorst Elementary. By finding friends, family, neighbors, and acquaintances to sponsor students, participants actively contribute to the continuation of a thriving learning environment that propels students toward success. 

 The Lakeview East Community Partnership’s support for the Stallion Stampede echoes the sentiment that strong communities are built on the foundations of education, unity, and unwavering support. Through this partnership, LVECP demonstrates its commitment to creating a brighter future for all members of the Lakeview East community.   

As May 12th draws near, anticipation for the Stallion Stampede grows, not only for the exciting day of walking and celebrating but also for the impact it will have on Nettelhorst Elementary’s ongoing educational journey. With the support of LVECP and the collective efforts of all involved, the Stallion Stampede stands as a testament to the power of a community coming together to uplift and empower its youngest members.