South High Marathon Dance is tradition at its finest

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SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s a tradition like none-other as students from South Glens Falls will dance the night away for the 43rd Annual South High Marathon Dance.

It’s a 28-hour event where students raise money for local non-profit organizations, charities and individual recipients who are in need. Last year, the school raised $837,859 and over 8-million dollars in total since its initial kickoff back in 1978.

Roughly 80 percent of the school population participates in the marathon, which is held in the school gym. Leading up to it, the gym turns into a dance party for the students and every year there’s a new theme to the look; this year is “Caribbean.”

To WATCH South Glens Falls High School prepare for the Marathon Dance, click here or the link below.

Local community recipients of the marathon members:

  • Charles Aiken
  • Ryan Alger
  • Jennifer Annis
  • Lillian Baker
  • Janet Baker Pratt
  • David Bennett
  • Alice Charette
  • Esme Clark
  • Connie Himes
  • Nolan Jacox
  • Isabella Lauzon
  • Milana Lefebvre
  • Joshua McCane
  • Kelsey Murphy
  • Robert Murray
  • Robert Neumann
  • Nick Clark
  • Stephanie Rosa
  • Jennifer Ryan
  • Danita Shortte
  • Linda Tucker
  • Royce Younes

Local community organizations recipients from the marathon:

  • Adopt A Soldier
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Angel Names Association
  • Buddies Blankets and Bears
  • Dysautonomia International
  • Food for Thought
  • Gateway House of Peace
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Kelly’s Angels, Inc.
  • Moreau Community Center
  • Rebuilding Together Saratoga Co.
  • The Open Door Mission
  • Upstate NY Autism Alliance
  • Veterans and Community Housing

To donate online, you can go to the official South High Marathon Dance website here.

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