FORT MILL TOWNSHIP — Sugar Creek Elementary School hosted its fourth Boosterthon Fun Run event Friday. The Boosterthon Fun Run is a nine-day fitness and character education program that is designed to help local schools raise needed funds for education while also inspiring students to live healthy, character-filled lives.
The money raised at Sugar Creek will go to the math and reading programs as well as technology. This year, Assistant Principal Michelle Gritz, along with Principal Scott Frattaroli were duct-taped to flag poles after the Fun Run events on Friday in celebration of Sugar Creek students receiving pledges from all 50 states.
“This is one of my favorite school-wide programs. Boosterthon involves every student, even those who cannot or choose not to collect pledges,” Gritz said. “Every student participates in the Fun Run which promotes exercise and healthy habits. Boosterthon promotes leadership, good character and making good choices which supports what we do on a day to day basis at Sugar Creek.”
Each day, students experience lessons in leadership, character, education, fitness and the importance of a positive attitude. Along the way, students also learn about “Highway Heroes,” influential figures of the past whose lives were marked by a single choice that made a positive impact on the world. Highway Heroes include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Glenn Cunningham and Amelia Earhart.
“My favorite thing about the Boosterthon is how in the pep rally they pump up the kids, then they come to our class and teach us about leadership,” said Grace Brewington, a Sugar Creek Elementary School fifth-grader.
Leading up to the Boosterthon Fun Run event at Sugar Creek, students were invited to gather pledges for each lap they run in the culminating event. Boosterthon provided rewards for different pledge levels.