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Boosterthon Returns!

Ms. Visagie's second grade class is ready to run and meet their goals!

The Boosterthon returned to Antioch on February 18, 2014 bringing “Camp High Five” and a lot of excitement to all our Gators. Fitness, Friendship, and Fundraising combined to make an unforgettable nine-day event. This fundraiser, sponsored by PTO, will provide for tech/equipment needs, tutoring and classroom materials for every class.

Each day, a 15-minute Team Huddle during Specials classes brought Fitness, Leadership, and Character lessons together in an interactive experience led by the super-awesome Boosterthon Boyz. Our students learned that fitness is fun as they prepared for the day of the Boosterthon Fun Run. Each day the team members creatively illustrated integrity, honesty, and caring with every child at school through stories, videos, songs, and fitness. Students who got pledges toward their “Fun Run” were also recognized, and every child was recognized as an important member of their class’s team.

The Boosterthon Fun Run on Thursday, February 27 was a great celebration! It was exciting to see so many parents cheering on their students.  Most students ran between 30-35 laps, which equals around 2 miles.

On Friday, grade level winning classes got a front-row seat as Mrs. Dillon fulfilled her promise to kiss a pig if we got pledges from all 50 states. All students enjoyed seeing the video of this momentous accasion.  With 7 pledges from Wyoming on the last night of the Boosterthon, we met our goal of getting at least one pledge from all 50 states!

Boosterthon Final Statistics:

  • Meals donated by High Five Meal Drive: 410
  • When 100% of pledges are collected, Antioch will profit $35,900!
  • States We Got Pledges From:  ALL 50 STATES!
  • Pigs kissed:  One

Please remember, all pledges are due on Thursday, March 6th, 2014


Written by: Kimberly Kovach, Media Coordinator
Posted: Mar 04, 2014 by Kimberly Kovach

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