Boosterthon raises more than $63,000 for Paine schools
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Boosterthon Fun Run at Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools Thursday and Friday raised more than $63,000.
Paine Primary School will use its more than $37,000 for improved technology for classroom learning. Paine Intermediate School will use its more than $26,000 for a student community garden for educational and personal growth.
The Boosterthon Fun Run is a national fundraising program that promotes fitness, leadership and character and is used in more than 1,000 schools each year. The program is also about developing the friendships students already have and viewing everyone as a friend, no matter who they are, or how different they may first appear to be.
Students secured pledges toward the number of laps they ran at the Boosterthon Fun Run. Students typically run between 30 and 35 laps. Thirty-five is the lap maximum. Every student participated in the Fun Run regardless of pledges raised, and every student received a daily character sticker and access to Boosterthon character resources.
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