Boosterthon is a fun-run fitness fundraiser directly benefiting Howard Drive Elementary. Kicking off with a pep rally, the students remain engaged with character lessons while teacher’s reward students for helping the school. This year, Boosterthon and CHARACTER COUNTS!, the nation’s most reputable character ed organization, have teamed up to create Castle Quest—a castle-themed character program backed by 25 years of research-based values. Parents, family and friends can pledge a dollar amount per lap that is all tracked online. As students gain more pledges, they receive prizes. On the day of the Fun Run, students run through a tunnel as their class team name is announced, beginning their 30-35 laps while parents line the track cheering them on. A DJ plays all the songs the kids love and water is continually handed out to make sure they stay well hydrated while having fun.
This years event will kick off with a pep rally on the second day of school, August 22nd, and the Fun Run will take place on September 1st.