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Bear Lake Elementary students run for funds


Bear Lake Elementary in Apopka will host its 5th Annual Boosterthon Fun Run event on August 31st. The Fun Run will be the culmination of a eight-day program that will raise much-needed funds for Bear Lake Elementary and, at the same time, inspire students to live healthy, character-filled lives.

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

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

Students will run, on average, 30 to 35 laps to raise funds for their school, while parents, teachers and friends cheer them on.

The Boosterthon is August 31st at Bear Lake Elementary. Photo courtesy of boosterthon.com The Boosterthon Fun Run is August 31st at Bear Lake Elementary. Photo courtesy of boosterthon.com

This year’s Boosterthon character theme is Backyard Box Office, which will introduce 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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