This week, kicked off the nine-day fitness and leadership program, Boosterthon Fun Run, which culminates in the race event on March 28.
The program, designed to help schools raise needed funds for education while inspiring students to live character-filled lives. It follows the character theme, "EPIC Adventure," which stands for Encourage, Play, Invite and Celebrate.
All the hard work during these nine days will end with the Boosterthon Fun Run event, where students run laps outside on the field while listening to upbeat music, interacting with energetic Boosterthon team members and raising money for their school.
“Every day, our team members see students across the country get excited about character and leadership,” said Chris Carneal, Boosterthon founder and president. “Schools exceed their financial goals, and we challenge students to live out the daily character action in school and at home.”
As part of the 2011-2012 program, schools nationwide, including Roswell North, will join Boosterthon in Operation Playground, an initiative that will build playgrounds for underprivileged schools in Guatemala. Students will see firsthand their efforts not only benefiting their school but also giving students in other parts of the world the opportunity to “play.”
Leading up to the Boosterthon Fun Run event at their school, students are invited to gather pledges for each lap they run. Along the way, Boosterthon provides fitness rewards such as the PlayDisc, a hand-woven Fair Trade disc made by local Guatemalans.