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South High Marathon Dance raises $630,111 for local families and charities

WRGB Albany 3/5/2023 WRGB Staff
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SHMD 2023 raises $630,111 for the community at South Glens Falls High School. The

total amount raised by the past 46 dances is now over $10 million.

The 46th annual South High Marathon Dance, held at the South Glens Falls High School from March 3 to 4, has once again raised significant money for local families and charities. 

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

Money raised from this year’s event follows months of work, fundraising, and the celebrated dance. The funds will benefit 28 recipients—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 Superintendent of Schools Kristine Orr. “We truly have an incredible community here in South Glens Falls. Go Bulldogs!”

This year, Logan Mahoney was the top student fundraiser, raising $8,326.85.

In addition to the student fundraisers, scores of local businesses held fundraisers for the community, which added thousands to the total amount raised. Middle and elementary students also raised significant funds to assist.

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 a major event that brings the entire community together.

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