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Before they partnered with Boosterthon in 2014, Antelope Hills Elementary in Murrieta, California was just like any other school—they couldn’t find a fundraiser that was hassle-free for their PTA and consistently worked. And they tried it all: They held raffles, put on bake sales, sold products, and organized a few jog-a-thons and a dance-a-thon of their own. read more…
One of our favorite parts about putting on Fun Runs is creating memorable experiences for students, teachers, and parents. But some moments are so special you know families will remember them forever. This story is about one of those moments. read more…
“But what happens to the Fun Run in the case of rain, snow, or cold?”
We hear that question quite a bit. That’s why we developed one of the most exciting fundraising programs ever: the Boosterthon Glow Run. The Glow Run transforms your gym into a glowing neon celebration complete with rope lights, disco lights, and black lights. It’s perfect for your main Fun Run event or backup plan. (more…)
Over the coming year, we’ll be posting one Boosterthon case study every few weeks. Our goal is to give you an in-depth look at the stories behind the successes our partners have experienced with Boosterthon. We hope you enjoy these fascinating case studies.
Boosterthon Case Study: Orchard Park Elementary
When Ashli Welsh first heard about the Boosterthon Fun Run, she admits she didn’t really “get it.” It wasn’t until her two oldest children participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run at Orchard Park Elementary (OPES) in Fort Mill, SC, that she witnessed firsthand what an incredible program it was.
Let’s face it: most schools don’t like fundraising. But no matter what elementary school community you’re a part of, nearly every school needs help raising funds. And if you’ve ever served on a volunteer parent group, you’re always on the lookout for elementary school fundraising ideas that line up with your school’s priorities. (Also, check out this helpful list of savvy questions we put together to ask your next fundraiser.)
We didn’t like fundraising either. So we reimagined something completely different. And schools LOVED it. (They still do.) In fact, thousands of schools have trusted Boosterthon to increase funds and inspire students through our remarkable fitness and character program. But we didn’t just stop there. Over the years we’ve developed a number of fundraising programs that are proven to get results. Without further ado, here are five proven, must-try school fundraising ideas. (more…)
If you’ve ever bought a car or a house, you know there are tons of questions you should ask to make sure you’re getting the best value for your family. The same is true of your elementary school fundraiser. Choosing the right fundraiser for your school requires some savvy. The next time your elementary school is shopping around for fundraisers, use these 10 questions to determine if it’s a good fit for everyone involved. (more…)