RICHMOND TWP., Pa. -

Students at Richmond Elementary School near Fleetwood are taking some important steps towards getting a new playground.

Students laced up their shoes for a walk-a-thon Friday afternoon. They did laps around the playground and played games to raise money for new playground equipment.

They students said they are happy to do their part.

"We get the excitement of a new playground and we get to have fun," said Kylie Schroeder, a third grade student.

Organizers of the event said that if each student could raise $50, then the event would bring in more than $8,500.

The PTA has already donated $11,000, about one-third of what the new equipment will cost.