SPARK Fun Run
The SPARK Fun Run has become an instant favorite of all of SPARK's fundraising opportunities. Rather than a more traditional fundraiser that is focused on selling goods to raise money, the Fun Run has instead shifted the focus to character building and enthusiasm for our community! Over the last few years, SPARK has partnered with Boosterthon.com to create what we have learned to love, The SPARK Fun Run. Our run this year will be a color run making it extra exciting for everyone! Our students, teachers and community have understood that in order to make money, you have to spend money to solicit the help needed to raise large sums of money to be used within the school. As we have learned, our teachers are busy and simply can't do everything and in many instances our PTO is stretched thin as well. Our community supports when they can, but for large fundraising events such as the Fun Run, we need dedicated people who can focus their time, attention and energy to making sure that this event is successful for our school and most importantly for our students. This is why we love having the support of Boosterthon!
The SPARK Fun Run will hold its Kick-Off Pep Rally on October 20th. The week of October 24th is our Fun Run Week and on October 28th, we will have our Fun Run! Parents/Guardians are invited to join us at the Fun Run on October 28th.
Please note the following Fun Run schedule so you can cheer on your kid(s):
8:30 am - K and 1st
10:00 am - 2nd and 3rd
11:30 am - 4th and 5th
Q & A
The Boosterthon team starts off with a lively, interactive setup on our main turf with grade level peers to get the students hyped about gathering pledges and helping SPARK raise money. Students will get a chance to work on character building and get super-inspired to participate. We understand that the more excited the kids are about the Fun Run, the more money we will raise!
For a full week, Boostherthon teams of two visit each SPARK homeroom class for a few minutes each day to get the kids pumped up about fundraising for their class, teachers and school. Students are updated on their class pledges and they get even more excited if they meet their class goals where every student is rewarded. Classroom goals are set by each individual class and teachers have the autonomy to choose the class prize that their homerooms will receive if a new goal is met. Individual prizes are available for students as well, not just for fundraising but for participation!
Boosterthon arrives to the school early to transform the park across the street with a family friendly DJ that elevates the energy level to astronomical proportions, so with the electricity in the air, students will run up to 35 laps. At the end, the laps are tallied, smiles abound, parents snap Instagram-worthy pictures, and students are back in class within the hour. Each lap run corresponds to the pledge the students receive per lap. The more laps they run, not to exceed 35 laps, the more money they earn for the school.
Two tracks will be set up where one grade level will run on one track while the other grade level will run on the 2nd track. Water stations will be set up for kids who need to take a break and get a cup of water.
Parents/Guardians are welcome to join in on the fun by cheering on your kid as they run!
There is a sliding scale that is used, but Boosterthon will receive up to 36 - 42% of all pledges while the school receives the majority share. Keep in mind that Boosterthon is providing a service where they organize, present, transform, teach and do all of the things associated with fundraising costs that our teachers and PTO can not do. These are trained professionals and we have two Boosterthon employees that are with us all day for a full 8 days.
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