A giant hat tip to Brandon Patrick who sent in the following information.
On August 21st, more than 834 students at Jones Dairy Elementary in Wake Forest ran in the Boosterthon Fun Run. The Boosterthon Fun Run was the culminating event of the 9-day Boosterthon program themed “Big World Recess,” where students learned character through sports in other cultures.
During the 9 days, students at Jones Dairy Elementary experienced up-close how sports bring people together. Documentary-style videos taught students how to develop teamwork, curiosity, practice, humility, confidence and endurance through the every day stories of six kid-athletes from around the world.
From the hard work of the students and the community, Jones Dairy Elementary will profit more than $30,000 from the 9-day fundraiser at the school. The funds raised by the students will be used to enhance the school’s instructional supplies.
This is Jones Dairy Elementary’s fifth year doing the Boosterthon Fun Run where they have profited more than $130,000! It is so cool to see the students learning fitness, character and leadership at a young age, while raising much-needed funds for their school as well.