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Recapping #Boosterthon10000: Our 10,000th Program and $200 Million Raised for Schools!

Recapping #Boosterthon10000: Our 10,000th Program and $200 Million Raised for Schools!

On March 29, we celebrated our 10,000th school program at Northwood Elementary in Roswell, Ga. (To watch a LIVE video of the #Boosterthon10000 event, check out the video below!)

As you may or may not know, Boosterthon provides an integrated fitness, leadership and character platform that raises money for schools while encouraging students to live healthy, character-filled lives.

#Boosterthon10000: 10,000 Fundraisers Completed 

Over the course of 10,000 fundraising programs, our school partners have been able to purchase many resources to improve education. These items include: read more…

How Boosterthon Turned This Skeptical Dad into a Fan

How Boosterthon Turned This Skeptical Dad into a Fan

Note: This post was written by Joey Mills and originally appeared on GeekDad.com. Boosterthon did not ask for nor influence his review in any way. 


 

I hate school fundraisers with a passion. You see, I have three kids in school, from seventh grade all the way down to third grade. We’ve reluctantly participated in our share of school fundraisers over the years and will likely face many more in the next decade or so to come. Each time we’ve done so, I’ve cringed. While I understand that fundraisers are a necessary evil for many public schools, I’d much rather cut a check at the beginning of the school year and never have someone tell my kids that if they’ll only sell X amount of stuff that no one wants, then they can have this cheap trinket and the school will make a percentage of those sales dollars… much less have to try to sell 3X as a family so each kid can have a cheap trinket that will get lost, broken, or trashed before the week is out. read more…

10 Creative Ways to Thank Your Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

10 Creative Ways to Thank Your Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

At Boosterthon, we believe in going above and beyond for the schools we serve. And there’s no one we want to serve more than teachers. Between all the early mornings and late nights planning and preparing, few people work harder than teachers.

With the end of the semester fast approaching, there’s no better time to express your appreciation. Here are ten creative ways to say “Thank you!” to your teachers.

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Why This One Arizona Principal is Boosterthon’s ‘Biggest Cheerleader’

Why This One Arizona Principal is Boosterthon’s ‘Biggest Cheerleader’

Jan Weyenberg, principal of Riggs Elementary in Chandler, AZ, is no stranger to Boosterthon.

“I am proud to say that five years ago we were the first school in Arizona to host Boosterthon, and each year since has been even better than the year before,” said Jan.

“I am proud to say that five years ago we were the first school in Arizona to host Boosterthon, and each year since has been even better than the year before.”

 

But when it comes to fundraising, things haven’t always been so great for Riggs Elementary. Looking back, Jan recalls the frustrations of working with other fundraisers.  read more…

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