So, just what is Boosterthon, you ask? Well, it's Anderson Elementary's idea of a FUNdraiser -- with the emphasis on fun. And let me tell you, it was lots and lots of fun...except for the calling around and begging for money part, of course. The idea is that the kid calls his friend and family and asks them to sponsor him as he runs laps around a field. All the money goes directly to the school and is used to purchase technology products for the classroom. Great idea, right? Except that getting your kindergartener to make the pitch over the phone is...well...it's like trying to get a 6-year-old to do anything that requires sitting still and speaking intelligibly. We managed to muddle through that part.
Rehydration breaks also offered an opportunity to take a breather.
Some of our more experienced 1st grade friends, like Michael, opted not to stop for water - knowing that hydration breaks eat up valuable seconds in a race.
But race coordinators did their very best to encourage water breaks, by enlisting the assistance of pretty girls to hand out cups.
Good buddy, Christopher represented for 1st grade by crossing the finish line first. Jake met his goal just moments after. He was the first Kindergartener to hit the Lap Cap and finish the race.
After a quick photo-op with his oh-so-pretty teacher, Ms. Lyttle...
...he took off to encourage his best pal, Andrew finish his last couple of laps.
And for those of you who need it, here's your proof. 35 laps, run hard and fast. Pay up!