Frequently Asked Questions
2017 Soles for Catholic Education Walk Frequently Asked Questions
Students, parents, grandparents, parish members, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who have been impacted by Catholic schools will be walking on October 21. We will gather together to celebrate the many benefits provided by Catholic education. You do not have to be associated with a specific school to walk. Join us for this celebration of Catholic education.
The Walk is held at Mount Mary University, 2900 North Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53222.
We're asking that people refrain from bringing animals to this event, unless it is a service animal. We apologize for any inconvenience, but want to ensure we provide a safe environment for all.
There is no registration fee for those who register on or before September 25, 2017. From September 26 thru October 21 there will be a $10 per person registration fee. Click here to register
All are welcome to join us in this celebratory event. Raising donations is not a requirement of participation, but is highly encouraged. All money raised will stay with the school of your choice.
You can register online. Credit Card donations can be made online; cash and check donations should be made directly to your school. Ask friends, family, alumni, etc. to sponsor your participation in the walk.
Online credit card donations are subject to processing fees including banking and secure online giving services. *NOTE: 100% of cash/check donations made directly to a school remain with that school.
Yes, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the west side of Mount Mary's campus. There is a $10 per person registration fee the day of the event. We will only guarantee a t-shirt to those who register by October 9, 2017.
Donations raised by walkers will stay with the school the donor specifies. For example, if you are walking for “St. John School,” your sponsors will make their check directly to “St. John School.” Online donors will also specify the school of their choice as well as the walker they are sponsoring.
NOTE: Donations made online are subject to processing fees. Donations raised will be used for tuition assistance at the individual schools. Our goal is to make Catholic education affordable for all children throughout southeastern Wisconsin. One hundred percent of cash & check donations made directly to a school remain with that school.
You can send your check directly to the school of your choice, Attention School Walk Captain, or donate online and select the school of your choice.
Walkers, who are associated with an individual school (students, their families, school faculty and staff, and alumni), and register by September 25, 2017, may pick up their t-shirt from their School Walk Captain the week prior to the Walk. Please contact your school's Walk Captain for additional information.
If you registered online after September 25, please go to the pre-registration tent at Mount Mary on Walk day to get your t-shirt. T-shirts for those individuals who registered after October 9, will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Great! You can donate online selecting "Soul Steppers" as your team or make a check out to the “Archdiocese of Milwaukee: Schools Marketing” and your donation will be used to promote Catholic education throughout the archdiocese.
Please mail checks to Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Walk for Catholic Education, Attn.: Marcy Stone, P.O. Box 070912, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912.
The Walk is approximately two miles long. It begins at the circle driveway on the west side of Mount Mary University, heads north on Menomonee River Parkway to Woodward Ave., and returns to the campus via the Parkway. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather!
The 15 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee are sponsoring "Treat & Tweet" stops along the walk route. Walkers are encouraged to stop at each tent to pick up a treat, tweet and post updates about the Walk, while they support Catholic education. Take pictures and videos to share! This is a fun way to bring social media into the mix and get everyone excited about the event. Use the following hashtag on Facebook and Twitter:#SolesWalk
Wear comfortable shoes, your Soles for Catholic Education t-shirt, and any school spirit wear. Dress appropriately for the weather. The Walk will take place rain or shine.
Car parking is available on the northwest lawn of Mount Mary University's campus off of Burleigh Street. Bus parking is located in the east parking lot of Mount Mary's campus. Enter from 92nd Street.
There will also be overflow parking available in Mayfair Mall's parking structure off of North Avenue.
Please contact the School Walk Captain at your school for more information.
The earlier, the better. Free parking will be available, but police may close Menomonee River Parkway and cross roads as early as 9 a.m. to ensure the safety of all participants. Allow enough time for parking. Participants who are walking with a school group and have received their walk t-shirt from their School Walk Captain do not need to register the day of the Walk.
8:30 a.m. Registration for those not already registered
9:40 a.m. Pre-Walk warm-up
9:50 a.m. Opening prayer by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. Gene Mueller, 620 WTMJ, emcee.
10 a.m. 2-mile Walk starts
10 a.m. – noon "Soles Celebration" with refreshments, music and children's activities.
If you would like to underwrite the “Soles for Catholic Education” Walk please click here. Your support provides Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee an opportunity to raise money for tuition assistance and to help all families access a Catholic education.
Yes, all participants who register online will receive an email confirmation shortly after they complete the registration process. This confirmation means your registration has been received. Once registered, you have the ability to ask your friends and family to pledge on your behalf.
We are collecting all types and sizes of gently-used shoes for distribution to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Clients need shoes for interviews, work, school, and for everyday use. Join us as we challenge you to “Stuff the Bus!” Drop off your shoes at your school or bring them the day of the event. A special thank you to our sponsors, Go Riteway Transportation Group and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Everyone who makes a pledge via the Walk website will receive an automated email detailing their donation. If you donate directly to your school, please contact your school walk captain to receive a receipt for your donation.