Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Challenger K-8 students raise funds for school


SPRING HILL - Challenger K-8 students participated in a "Boosterthon Fun Run" at the school's gym Thursday morning. Students each run 30-35 laps, or about 1/16 of a mile, earning pledged donations per lap for the school from private sponsors. Initially intending to hold the event outside, the race was held in the gym due to rain and the cold. Students can earn fitness rewards as they get pledges, according to the organization. The rewards are given based on the number of pledges per lap and for flat donations.

The race was video recorded and projected onto a big screen in real time. Boosterthon Fun Run, headquartered in Atlanta, partners with non-profits like "Feeding America" to fight hunger in the U.S. The organization will donate meals for families in need based on a student's pledge level, according to the organization.

The fundraiser is intended to promote leadership, character, and fitness, according to Boosterthon. (352) 544-5271

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