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boosterthonFredericksburg Christian School is hosting the Boosterthon Fun Run on Thursday, March 29. The nine-day fitness and leadership program is designed to help schools raise money while inspiring students to live character-filled lives. The program teaches valuable life skills that parents may wish to reinforce at home both during and after the Boosterthon program.

Boosterthon's new character theme is EPIC Adventure, will show students how to work together in teams through the adventure actions: Encourage, Play, Invite and Celebrate.

Boosterthon is impacting 430,000 elementary school students throughout the United States this school year, and Fredericksburg Christian is just one of many. By teaching young students about teamwork, character and leadership, Boosterthon is tackling bullying before it starts in your local Fredericksburg school!

Boosterthon Fun Run Invites Students on an EPIC Adventure at Fredericksburg Christian School in Fredericksburg, VA

Boosterthon Team Members Promote Fitness, Leadership and Character While Boosting School Funding

Fredericksburg, VA—March 2012—Fredericksburg Christian School in Fredericksburg will host the Boosterthon Fun Run event on March 29. The Boosterthon Fun Run is a 9-day fitness and leadership program designed to help schools raise needed funds for education while inspiring students to live character-filled lives. Boosterthon's new character theme, Epic Adventure, will show 430,000 students this school year how to work together in teams through the adventure actions Encourage, Play, Invite and Celebrate.

"Every day, our team members see students across the country get excited about character and leadership," said Chris Carneal, Boosterthon founder and president. "Schools exceed their financial goals, and we challenge students to live out the daily character action in school and at home."

As part of the 2011-2012 program, schools nationwide will join Boosterthon in Operation Playground, an initiative that will build playgrounds for underprivileged schools in Guatemala. Students will see firsthand thxeir efforts not only benefiting their school but also giving students in other parts of the world the opportunity to "play."

Leading up to the Boosterthon Fun Run event at their school, students are invited to gather pledges for each lap they run. Along the way, Boosterthon provides fitness rewards such as the PlayDisc, a hand-woven Fair Trade disc made by local Guatemalans.

Boosterthon has a proven track record of helping schools boost funding by more than 75 percent over other traditional methods and executes all aspects of the program from start to finish, taking the workload off parent organizations.

Founded in 2001 at a time when the fundraising landscape relied primarily on product and catalog sales, Boosterthon set out to completely redefine the industry. Today, students are not selling products door-to-door; instead they benefit from a fun, interactive program that impacts schools and develops leaders.

But the Boosterthon Fun Run is more than a fundraiser. The program offers an extensive character curriculum that combines live character presentations, a children's book, upbeat music, and a read-along mini-movie that includes live action and animation.

"We know that by investing in students, everyone wins," said Carneal. "We wanted Epic Adventure to be more than just motivational posters on a wall. We worked hard to bring our theme to life on different platforms to create an unforgettable experience for students."

Boosterthon's unparalleled commitment to excellence internally enables team members to have a huge impact on the students and schools they serve, changing the world one student and one leader at a time.

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.