We raised $40,303 in 2019!

Way to go, Islanders! We surpassed our goal, which means the whole school got rewarded with a professional BMX assembly on Jan. 23, 2020

What do I need to do?


Ask friends and family to make a donation in support of your child. Supporters can make a one-time flat rate pledge. Register your child on Pledgestar and/or use the provided envelope to track your donations. Donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made to ‘Brandon PTA’.

STEP 2: JOG-A-THON DAY! Wear your Jogathon t-shirt!

The Jogathon, or JAT, takes place from 9-9:30am at Brandon School. The whole school runs at the same time, on 2 tracks. One track for TK-2nd, another for 3rd-6th. Darla B will DJ the event, and it’s really fun! Parents, please come cheer for your child and sign up to help via this ParentSquare link!


You must turn in your pledge money & envelope to the JAT table or your teacher by Dec. 6th to qualify for a prize. Even if you only receive online pledges please return your envelope to collect your prizes.

Prizes and Rewards

Individual Rewards

$20+ earns you an Ice In Paradise 2-for-1 Skate coupon and Golf N Stuff coupon

$50+ earns you an Extra Recess!

$150+ earns you a Kona Ice cup served at our school, plus Ice In Paradise & Golf N Stuff coupons, and Extra Recess!

$500+ earns you the choice of:

  1. Season Tickets to UCSB Baseball, Men’s Soccer or Women’s Soccer

  2. Gift Certificate for free bowling + pizza at Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond

  3. Brandon Swag basket which includes all the latest Brandon swag

  4. Skateboard + Swag from Powell Peralta Skateboards

plus Ice In Paradise and Golf N Stuff coupons, and Extra Recess {prize choice will be given based on date of student’s contribution}

$1000+ earns 1 ticket to Disneyland!!! plus Ice In Paradise and Golf N Stuff coupons, Extra Recess and Kona Ice

Additional Rewards

  • Land Shark Party: The Top 40 Fundraising Students will be invited to a private Dance Party aboard the Santa Barbara Land Shark!

  • Top Runner Reward: Each teacher will nominate one runner in their class for ‘Best Effort at the Jog-a-thon’.

  • UCSB Basketball Tickets: 22 students will receive tickets to a UCSB Basketball game and be recognized at the Prize Assembly!

  • 100% Participation Reward: When your entire class works as a team and gets 100% student participation, you will receive a class pizza party. No donation amount is too small! Everyone in your class wins!

  • Grade-Level Reward: The grade level that brings in the highest dollar amount will receive an ice cream party. Everyone in the ENTIRE grade wins!

Entire School Reward

If our school raises $30,000 or more, Principal Bolton and the PTA will SURPRISE the whole school with a SUPER AMAZING assembly. Hint: It’s never been done at Brandon and it involves a professional stunt team!

Pledge Instructions

Pledgestar is our online fundraising tool and it's easy to sign-up! It can send emails out to family and friends to raise money securely, online with a credit card. The 1st 100 students to register and send out 10 emails through Pledgestar win a prize!

1. Go to pledgestar.com/brandon

2. Follow the on-screen instructions to register. All families need to register each year

3. Enter your Joggers information by adding each of your Brandon student’s name and teacher

4. Upload a photo of your child to be included on their pledge request (optional)

5. Add your family and friends by entering their names and email addresses

6. Share on Social Media, copy the link provided and share with even more friends on Facebook and Twitter

7. Click the DONATE NOW! button at the bottom of the page to add your families online donation

8. Pledgestar will do the rest and send out pledge requests on your child’s behalf

9. You will be notified each time a pledge is made and can track your progress online

You can also collect cash and checks with your Contribution Envelope sent home in your Friday Folder! Every donation counts and no amount is too small! We ask that donors give a flat amount rather than a per lap amount. We do not count laps ran. Checks made out to Brandon PTA.


Where does my money go?

All money raised for the Jog-a-thon supports Brandon’s Enrichment programs, including P.E., art, music, computer lab and the garden. It also funds classroom grants, class field trips and assemblies.

How do I qualify for a prize?

  • Top runners: Teacher-nominated top-runner from each class will receive a prize.

  • Top fundraisers: Students with the highest dollar amount will receive a prize.

  • 100% participation: Classrooms with 100% participation receive a prize.

  • Top Grade: Grade level with highest dollar amount raised receives a prize.

  • Entire School: If we reach $30,000 or more, the WHOLE school wins a prize!

Thank You Sponsors!

Want to become a sponsor?

Email jogathon@brandonpta.com
Although we love our sponsors the PTA can not endorse specific businesses.