Video: ‘We did it!’ 61 ‘Laps with Lou’ achieved for Make-A-Wish

Three hours and 61 laps around the Pathfinder K-8 field on Pigeon Point are in the books for the school’s PE teacher, Lou Cutler, in his annual fundraising run for Make-A-Wish (donation link here), for which he’s also a volunteer (2 years ago, we photographed him as a little boy’s wish came true here in West Seattle). One of the remarkable things we’ve noticed while covering this the past few years is that it’s not even remotely all about Lou – we heard shouts of “WE did it!” from some of his young running partners. Our video above captured the last part of the last lap, and the celebration afterward. Next thing Lou did? Got some of the students to pose for a photo, waving their bright green slips (on which laps were checked off). Only THEN did he pose too.

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7 Replies to "Video: 'We did it!' 61 'Laps with Lou' achieved for Make-A-Wish"

  • lina June 4, 2012 (2:11 pm)

    Yay to Lou and Pathfinder! sorry we could not run alongside all of you today, next year!

  • Machel Spence June 4, 2012 (4:50 pm)

    Weeeeeeehooooooo Lou and great job to all of the Pathfinder kids that ran today!!

  • add June 4, 2012 (5:12 pm)

    Thank you Lou – you are an inspiration! Keep rockin'(and runnin’)!!

  • sbre June 4, 2012 (5:32 pm)

    I love the example he is setting for all the kids at the school and beyond, how many will remember this in their ‘later years’ and strive to do the same?

    Good-on-ya Lou!!!!

  • Pijus June 4, 2012 (8:10 pm)

    Thanks for taking care of the children, you rock! Kids love you and they tell me I owe some cash money to M.A.W. I’m good for it, see you tomorrow.

  • Leslie June 5, 2012 (6:20 am)

    Lou is one of those people who makes a difference on a daily basis and walks or runs his talk. Our kids are lucky to have such a day to day hero to know every school day – on a political note, with all the teacher bashing/evaluations and metrics/testing, how does one measure this?

    Let’s hope for more recognition of the folks that clearly are examples of leadership and aspiration on a daily basis.

  • Kate Smith June 12, 2012 (6:18 pm)

    We couldn’t have asked for a more compassionate, competent and caring man than Lou was for our Ruby.

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