Boosterthon’s Premier Character-Driven Fundraising Program Helps Schools Raise Up To 70 Percent More
Sunset Elementary in Miami, Florida, will host a Boosterthon Fun Run event on Feb. 11, 2015. The Boosterthon Fun Run is a nine-day program that helps local schools raise needed funds for education while inspiring students to live healthy, character-filled lives. This year’s Boosterthon character theme is Rock’n Town Live! This theme challenges more than 900,000 students in 1,300 schools across the nation to build community where they live and play. The organization feels technology at home is pushing students into isolation, and teaching about community is a healthy answer.
“Boosterthon exists to strengthen schools,” said Chris Carneal, Boosterthon’s founder and president. “We do this by increasing funds and inspiring students through engaging character themes like Rock’n Town Live. As a parent, I’ve seen how important community is in my children’s lives. That’s why we’re challenging students to build community in their schools and neighborhoods.”
Instead of selling a product, students simply gather pledges from friends and family for the number of laps they will run at the Boosterthon Fun Run. To adapt to schools’ changing needs, Boosterthon introduced new service options with their Preferred Choice program. Schools can customize their fundraising experience for the best fit. Also, Boosterthon recently introduced a sliding-scale fundraising model, which means the more a school raises, the more it keeps.
The Rock’n Town Live character theme includes music videos that teach students five character lessons about building community: Plug In To Serve, Amplify Others, Listen For Feedback, Play Hard, and Thank Your Crowd. Boosterthon also extends character development throughout the year by giving each classroom a free media pack, which includes a Rock’n Town Live DVD, CD and student workbook that fulfills five national education standards. As the most inclusive fundraising option for schools, every student is invited to the Boosterthon Fun Run, whether they participate financially or not. Also, when parents register on funrun.com, their student receives a free gift. And to make pledging easy for sponsors, Boosterthon offers a new mobile-optimized pledging site.
“When schools choose to partner with us, we are committed to delivering a remarkable experience,” said Carneal. “With the best financial results in the industry, Boosterthon enables our school partners to dream big and provide the best educational opportunities for their students.”
Boosterthon’s 2014-15 giveback program, KidFit Salute, provides financial support for military kids hoping to play a fun sport. When students reach a certain level of pledges, Boosterthon will make a donation to provide a kid fitness grant through Our Military Kids, with the goal of donating $25,000.
About the Boosterthon Fun Run
The Boosterthon Fun Run is a national fundraising program that promotes fitness, leadership, and character and is used in more than 1,300 schools each year. Founded in 2001, Boosterthon reinvented an industry that relied on students selling products door-to-door. Through Boosterthon, students benefit from a fun, interactive program that impacts schools and develops leaders. On average, Boosterthon Fun Run schools increase profits by 70 percent compared to traditional product-sale fundraisers. Boosterthon has raised more than $100,000,000 for schools across America. For more information, visit boosterthon.com.