The Boosterthon Fun Run is unlike any school funding program you’ve ever seen! Here are seven things that make the Boosterthon Fun Run truly distinctive.
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What makes the Boosterthon Fun Run different?
On average schools raise about 70% more with the Boosterthon Fun Run compared to traditional product-sale fundraisers. This is significant, because it helps schools and parent organizations meet their financial goals without having to “nickel-and-dime” parents with multiple small fundraisers. We consistently deliver phenomenal financial results to all of our school partners.
The Boosterthon Fun Run was designed to be hassle-free for schools and parent organizations. Other programs might provide one traveling rep to manage a school’s account. And do-it-yourself fundraisers require countless hours of planning and teams of parent volunteers.
The Boosterthon Fun Run is different. We provide a friendly, fully-staffed customer service team that is on campus throughout the duration of the program. The Boosterthon Fun Run team does all the heavy-lifting from pre-program all the way through collection. We work hand-in-hand with parent organizations and administrators but their role is mostly promotion and communication.
We know that schools are busy. We handle all the details so they don’t have to.
Perhaps the greatest distinctive of the Boosterthon Fun Run is our world-class character education program. Schools spend thousands of dollars on “character-in-a-box” programs. The difference is that our character and fitness program comes free with the Boosterthon Fun Run. Our interactive curriculum makes character come to life through videos, music, and books. Each year we release a fresh new character theme to our schools. Click HERE to get a glimpse of the Big World Recess character program.
Childhood obesity is a serious issue among America’s children today. Many call it an epidemic. An increase in television and video games has led our kids to be more sedentary and less active.
The Boosterthon Fun Run wants to reverse this trend! We want a fitness event—the Boosterthon Fun Run—to be the most anticipated school event of the year. Students start the day with our fun BoostFit 2-Minute Drill to get kids’ hearts pumping early. If we want our kids to be active, we’ve got to let them know that FITNESS IS FUN! And with our global sports theme, Big World Recess, fitness and how students “play with character” puts fitness and healthy living on a world stage.
Schools love the fact that the Boosterthon Fun Run is 100% inclusive for all students. We designed the Boosterthon so that no student is left sitting on the sidelines. Even if a student can’t contribute financially, that’s okay. He or she will still be able to get a FREE gift by registering on funrun.com, still be a part of the daily character lessons, still have access to funrun.com, still get a character sticker every day, and still participate in the most exciting event of the year, the Boosterthon Fun Run!
We love to have fun! And that’s what the Boosterthon Fun Run is all about. Our program frees up parents and educators to have fun instead of taking orders, selling products, scheduling a huge team of volunteers, and keeping complicated records. We want the Boosterthon Fun Run to be a catalyst for community on your campus. We hear great stories every year of parents coming to the Boosterthon Fun Run, having fun with other parents, and leaving feeling better connected to the school community.
Since 2001 we’ve been testing, tweaking, and improving every tiny detail of the Boosterthon Fun Run. We’ve spent tens of thousands of hours and had countless conversations with educators, parents, and students to make sure the Boosterthon Fun Run experience is just right. This is why more than 90% of our existing partner-schools partner with the Boosterthon team year after year. Our schools don’t worry about the risk of utilizing a start-up fundraising company. When a school partners with the Boosterthon Fun Run, they can know they’re getting a proven and effective fundraising system led by trained staff who have the school’s best interest in mind.