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SHMD 2020 is around the corner!

January 8, 2020

SHMD LogoThe 43rd annual South High Marathon Dance will be held March 6-7, 2020 at the South Glens Falls Senior High School. Last year, the dance raised $837,859.97 for 40 beneficiaries, bringing the 42-year total to more than $8.1 million raised for 530 beneficiaries. The South High Marathon Dance Inc. is registered with the state of New York as a charitable corporation and has been determined by the IRS to be a public charity under section 501 (c) (3). Accordingly, all donations are tax deductible.

Donation of Goods or Services

This year, all donations must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 21. Donations received after that date will be inventoried for the 2021 Marathon Dance. No donations for auctions or prizes will be accepted at the Dance. Many businesses, individuals and organizations donate goods or services to the dance to be used as auction items, rewards for dancers or to provide food for dancers, recipients or the concession stand. If you are interested in donating a good or service, please contact us at Please provide us the information about the goods or services you would like to donate as soon as possible so that we may plan accordingly. The Marathon Dance will use your donation as it deems most appropriate. If you are approached by someone representing the South High Marathon Dance, but unsure of their legitimacy, please reach out to us to verify their identity.

Fundraising in the name of South High Marathon Dance

Part of the success of the South High Marathon Dance is attributed to the significant number of fundraisers and events which take place throughout the community prior to the weekend of the Marathon Dance. If you would like to conduct a fundraiser or event, or to verify the legitimacy of one which is scheduled, please contact our Events Committee at All fundraising activities or events, the use of the South High Marathon Dance (SHMD) name, icons, images and logos are subject to approval of the Corporation. Any event or fundraiser raising money for a specific student’s fundraising goal MUST also receive approval, and clearly state on all flyers and advertisements that the proceeds of said activity will be attributed to that student’s total, this includes money jars at businesses.

Recipient Nominations

In January the student committee will begin the extremely difficult process of identifying recipients of the 2020 Marathon Dance. To nominate an individual or organization to be a recipient visit: All requests had to be submitted by Jan. 3, 2020. Any application received after that date will be filed for the 2021 dance.

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