EWA PAL Board is excited to introduce a new fundraising opportunity this year. We have partnered with Boosterthon Fun Run. Since 2001, the Boosterthon Fun Run team has been serving schools across America, providing a fun, healthy alternative to sales-driven fundraisers. Boosterthon Fun Run is founded on four values:
The Boosterthon Fun Run experience combines a fun fitness event, an interactive character program, and a highly profitable school fundraiser. It’s all wrapped up in an unforgettable experience that is fun for students and hassle-free for schools.
The great thing is, there is nothing to sell and no door-to-door visits. Students help their school simply by gathering pledges from friends and family. Sponsors can pledge a per-lap amount or flat donation toward that student’s Boosterthon Fun Run. The lap average for all students on the day of the Fun Run is 30-35. So if a family friend pledges a dollar per lap, that would be a tax deductible gift to the school of $30-$35.
The Boosterthon Fun Run program lasts nine days and has three parts.
This is the opening kickoff to the Boosterthon. The Boosterthon Fun Run team leads this exciting assembly-style meeting in the school gym. With our LIVE program, the team explains that the Boosterthon Fun Run will be happening next week and how every student will run as a school. The team also talks about how students will learn character lessons over the next eight days while also getting pledges to help their school. Students leave school that day with an informational PledgeBook and their own personal access code to funrun.com.
Team Huddle Days
The next six days are Team Huddle Days. This is the time when the Boosterthon Fun Run team makes the character theme come to life, rewards students for helping their school, and reminds classes about the upcoming Boosterthon Fun Run. Every class becomes a team with the teacher as their coach. They pick a team nickname and create a team banner. Team Huddle Days are designed so that schools can continue about their learning schedule as normal.
This is the day everyone’s been waiting for! The Boosterthon Fun Run team begins setting up the Boosterthon speedway early in the morning. When students arrive to class, they prepare to come out to the speedway. Students run for 30 minutes to upbeat, themed music. Parents line the inside of the track as the official cheer squad.
Most students run somewhere between 30 and 35 laps (35 is the lap cap). From the water station to the sound system, the Boosterthon Fun Run team is on hand to take care of every detail and ensure that students, teachers, and parents all have a blast. As the run ends, laps are tallied and students review the character lessons.
Thank you in advance for your support!!