Shell Fuels Education in Anacortes
Oct 09, 2017
Shell Puget Sound Refinery’s 3rd annual Fueling Education Fun Run raised $40,000 for Anacortes schools.
Shell Puget Sound Refinery’s 3rd annual Fueling Education Fun Run 5K was a huge success! Dozens of sponsors, almost 100 volunteers and nearly 400 runners from across the community came together to raise over $40,000 for the Anacortes Schools Foundation. In just three years, we have raised over $130,000 for STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), early learning initiatives, preschool and college scholarships and social/emotional assessments.
View the video below to watch a few highlights from this year’s race!
Shell Puget Sound Refinery Fuels Education
Title: 2017 Fueling Education Fun Run
Duration: 2:46 minutes
The 2017 Fueling Education Fun Run, sponsored by Shell Puget Sound Refinery, will again raise funds for the Anacortes Schools Foundation, to fund STEM education and early childhood education.
2017 Fueling Education Fun Run Transcript
[Background music plays]
Upbeat instrumental music featuring strings and rhythmic clapping-hand sound effects.
2017 Fueling Education Fun Run
Shell Puget Sound Refinery
Interview with Mark Wenzel
Superintendent, Anacortes School District
This is Washington Park. It’s a quintessential Anacortes location. Shell came to us with this idea about three years ago. They said we want to support you. The foundation partnered with them. And it’s just become a great thing for our community.
Mark Wenzel Superintendent, Anacortes School District
Mid-view of Mark Wenzel as he speaks, seen against the background of Washington Park. High angle footage of a group of children starting to sprint along a road in the park, while adults stand watching them.
Interview with Ryan Kudlacek and James Steller
Fun Run Co-Chair, Shell Puget Sound Refinery
Ryan inspired me. He came from Houston. He had done a fun run down there and he had the crazy idea of starting it up here, and he asked if I wanted to join in. And we want to make it always the best experience. You know, we have 40 or 50 Shell volunteers that come out and put this on, we have a planning team that’s about ten folks that do this almost year-round, and it really connects us with the school district.
Ryan Kudlacek Fun Run Co-Chair, Shell Puget Sound Refinery / James Steller Fun Run Co-Chair, Shell Puget Sound Refinery
Mid-view of Ryan Kudlacek and James Steller as James speaks, seen against the background of Washington Park. Slow motion footage of a smiling James, groups of community members and parked vehicles visible in the background. Close-up of an individual holding a collection of race medallions on neck cords. Footage of several community members working at a table in the park, a woman affixing participants names to a chart. Close-up in profile of a woman in the park holding a megaphone. Footage of community members milling about in the park.
Interview with Shirley Yap
GM, Shell Puget Sound Refinery
My favorite part, of course, is seeing how the whole community comes together to support Anacortes School Foundation, and also seeing all our volunteers helping out and really making our refinery very proud to be part of this community.
Shirley Yap GM, Shell Puget Sound Refinery
Mid-view of Shirley Yap as she speaks, seen against the background of Washington Park. Slow motion close-up in profile of a man speaking into a megaphone.
Interview with Mark Wenzel continued
What Shell does really well is they look at our needs, they talk to us, they partner and then they find ways to support us in ways that ultimately really make a difference for our students. I love coming here, I love seeing people come together in community to support schools. Shell has done a great job creating a fun environment. It’s become one of the biggest events in Anacortes.
More slow-motion footage of community members milling about in the park. High angle footage of runners, young and old, running on the race route. Mid-view of Mark Wenzel as he speaks, seen against the background of Washington Park. Slow motion footage of community members in the park, mostly school-aged children in the foreground, and a man is speaking into a microphone, at one point speaking into the camera, but generally addressing the gathered children.
Interview with Ryan Kudlacek and James Steller continued
Oh, we’ve got… we’ve got a whole host of things with… we’ve got a bouncy house, we’ve got a fire truck, we’ve got free coffee, free food, games, raffle prizes. It’s the best 5K around.
Pull back to a high angle view of an area of the park where there is a collection of stalls and a bouncy house around which people are circulating. Mid-view of Ryan Kudlacek and James Steller as Ryan speaks, seen against the background of Washington Park.
So if we go… let’s go back to the first year. We had a little over 100 total runners. Last year, we had just a hair over 200. And this year, we hope to have over 400. So this year, I think we set out to make it a community event.
So the largest percentage of a student body that participates this year is going to win $5,000 grant.
Various aerial scenes of runners running along the race route, the roads flanked by trees, shrubs and houses. Miscellaneous slow-motion footage of runners on the route, approaching and passing the shot.
Interview with Anacortes Residents
Fun Run Participants
[Young Anacortes Resident]
We’re here to run the 5K so… because our school is going to get $5,000 if most of our… if most of the students participate.
Anacortes Residents Fun Run Participants
Slow-motion footage of a dog on a leash running behind some of the runners on the road. Mid-view of two Anacortes residents, one a young girl, the other a man, seen against the background of Washington Park. Slow-motion footage in profile of the aforementioned man participating in the run and crossing the finish line.
Interview with Mark Wenzel continued
The event is supporting two really important things in our schools – early childhood education and STEM learning, and these are areas of focus for us, getting our earliest learners ready for school and then, once in school, supporting their scientific learning.
Slow-motion low angle footage of a young boy running, his dog alongside him on a leash. Mid-view of Mark Wenzel as he speaks, seen against the background of Washington Park. More slow-motion footage of runners along the route.
Interview with Art Shotwell
President, Anacortes Schools Foundation
Well, all the money actually comes to the Anacortes Schools Foundation. It brings in some funds that we can use for scholarships and brings in funds that we can use for STEM enrichment programs – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – basically for the middle school.
Art Shotwell President, Anacortes Schools Foundation
Mid-view of Art Shotwell as he speaks, seen against the background of Washington Park. Slow-motion close-up of a runner’s calves and running shoes as he nears the finish line, cutting to a wider view of the runner as he approaches the finish.
Interview with Shirley Yap continued
This is what powering progress together is, with our community, with our contractors, and of course, with the great Shell employees that work at Puget Sound Refinery. I hope it turns into an event that the whole community comes together, to support our school, to support, you know, the community that we live in. And the more the merrier. So hopefully, we double the number of people in two years.
Mid-view of Shirley Yap as she speaks, seen against the background of Washington Park. Slow-motion high angle footage of a large group of runners starting out on the run, cutting back to the mid-view of Shirley Yap as she speaks. High angle view of people gathered around the Puget Sound Refinery stall in the park, many of them looking upwards towards the shot and waving.
Shell Pecten centred on a white background.
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