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Bear Lake Elementary students raise technology funds


It was quite wet last week at Bear Lake Elementary, so unfortunately the Boosterthon Fun Run that was scheduled for August 31 was moved inside where the students did a HeroFit exercise experience (think P90-X for kids!).

More than 1,000 students participated in the 8-day Boosterthon program. Funds were raised to purchase new technology for classrooms.

Wednesday was the culmination of a eight-day program that raised much-needed funds for Bear Lake Elementary. At the same time students were inspired students to live healthy, character-filled lives.

The Boosterthon team kicked off the program last week with a Pep Rally to get the students fired up to help Bear Lake Elementary.

During the 8-day program, Bear Lake students learned from other student leaders how they can implement their own ideas to make a positive impact in the Apopka community.

This year’s Boosterthon character theme was Backyard Box Office, which introduced more than 1.3 million students in 1,900 schools across the nation to five real-life, inspiring students, whose world-changing ideas will prepare today’s youth to implement their own ideas.

“In our 15 years of serving schools, we’ve met incredible students with amazing ideas,” said Chris Carneal, Boosterthon founder and president. “And as a father of four, I know that young students don’t always know how to make their ideas happen. Backyard Box Office changes that. It celebrates five kid-leaders who have put their ideas into action, and it gives the students watching a clear path to do the same.”

The five kid-leaders are:

The Boosterthon Fun Run is a national fundraising program that promotes fitness, leadership, and character and partners with more than 1,900 schools each year. Since its founding in 2001, Boosterthon has raised schools more than $150 million and reimagined an industry that relied on students selling products door-to-door. Through Boosterthon, students benefit from a fun, interactive program that makes a positive impact on schools and develops leaders.


Bear Lake Elementary, Boosterthon Fun Run


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