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FVES Second Annual Boosterthon was a HUGE Success!
Our second annual Boosterthon Fun Run was a huge success! This fundraiser to benefit our school is so much more than just a run. We kicked things off with a pep rally where every student received a custom Fairview/Boosterthon team jersey generously sponsored by Robinson Orthodontics. The Boosterthon team spent the next two weeks at our school leading our students in character building lessons that culminated with the fun run experience. This year’s theme was Camp High Five- an anti-bullying campaign that promotes building friendships by respecting others, shouting out strengths, showing sportsmanship, not bullying, and sticking together.
Students and teachers joined in daily team huddles where they learned about each character lesson, participated in group fitness activities, and received prizes for the pledges they gathered from family, friends, and neighbors. Pledges could be per lap or flat donations and we set a goal of $17,000 that will be used for playground improvements. In addition to helping our school, our students helped to provide 230 meals to local families in need through Boosterthon’s partnership with Feeding America!
On April 9th family and friends were invited to the gym to cheer on our students as they ran the speedway with a goal of 35 laps. Fun was the main focus as the music blasted and we ran, skipped, danced, and limbo’d around the track. Laps were marked off on the back of each shirt and totaled at the end of the run. We saw lots of shirts with 35 marks! We are so proud of our students!! We’d like to thank the teachers and staff for all their help over the past two weeks, the parents and family members who supported our runners, and everyone who sponsored our students. We had a blast!
To learn more about Boosterthon, visit www.boosterthon.com.
Written by: Richard Wikfors
Posted: Apr 11, 2014 by Richard Wikfors