Boosterthon is a high energy, action packed, school-wide event that combines fun and fundraising. In this camp-like experience, Boosterthon team members challenge students with character building activities, motivate them to help their school, and cheer them on at the culminating Fun Run Day. It promises to be a highlight of the semester.
Boosterthon kicks off on Monday, April 12, with virtual pep rallies on all levels (K3–grade 12). It concludes with Fun Run Day on Wednesday, April 21.
At the pep rallies, team members explain the planned experience. Over the next week, students contact friends and family to ask for pledges for each Fun Run lap they run, while Boosterthon team members visit chapel and lunch…and may even hijack some announcement times…to keep everyone updated on progress. They also give out lots of prizes as students reach various fundraising goals.
Fun Run Day is a normal school day—but with a twist. At designated times during the day, students and their teachers go to tracks created on the Elementary Lower Field to take their turn running laps. High school students wrap up the day with a color run. Students and teachers make memories together while supporting BJA.
What is our goal?
Our goal is to raise $80,000 for projects to improve the student experience, such as new desks in the elementary school and upgrades and additional items for the secondary level.
Do parents or students collect money?
No. Families to register at FunRun.com (details coming) and invite friends and family to give. Boosterthon’s user-friendly site gives an easy way for family and friends to make pledges (per-lap or as a one-time gift) for a student.
After the Fun Run, laps are calculated and payment is collected via Boosterthon’s site.
Who attends the Fun Run?
Students and staff participate in the Fun Run at their designated times. Student who don’t get pledges are still a part of the Fun Run.
Do I need to purchase a shirt?
No. Souvenir shirts that were ordered will be delivered shortly beforehand and can be a great memento of the day when used for the lap tallies during the Fun Run. Students may wear a different shirt—they still participate and still get their laps counted, no problem.
Do students have regular class and lunchtime on the Fun Run day?
Yes, students have regular classes on April 21. Schedules are modified if/as needed to allow for the time the students are at the field for their run. (Details coming later for the middle and high school’s altered class schedule.)
Hot lunch for K3 through grade 8 are available as usual—a special sub sandwich is on the day’s menu.
What COVID safety measures are being taken?
We are working to ensure that everyone can safely enjoy the experience. The virtual Kick-off Pep Rally helps us avoid having a large gathering. Updates, challenges, and prize deliveries maintain the same precautions as other interactions throughout the year. Appropriate masking, distancing, and cleaning protocols will be used. During the outdoor Fun Run, grade levels come at staggered times with the same groups of students and staff they engage with each day. Thank you for praying for beautiful weather for the day!