800 students took part in the Crabapple Crossing Elementary Boosterthon Fun Run
on Oct. 18, raising more than $37,000. These funds will be used for curriculum
needs, teacher mini-grants, technology needs and family events at the school,
said Brandon Patrick.
Despite inclement weather, the event brought 780 students to the school.
Boosterthon has a message, and with October being National Anti-Bullying Month, students are experiencing the organization's newest character theme, Camp High Five. This theme directly addresses bullying by promoting friendship in elementary schools. It goes beyond existing relationships, and to treat everyone like a friend. When children adopt treating others with respect into their daily interactions, they're behavior changes, according to Patrick. As friendship increases, bullying fades away.
The students gathered pledges to raise funds when they ran laps together on Oct. 18.
The event was a partnership between the school, Boosterthon and the PTA.