More than half of students from low‑income households
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Marathon Builds Healthy Minds and Bodies!
My students need the 2 twister games, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, jump ropes, frisbees, and other balls to serve as incentives for this year's marathon.
This year's Kid's Marathon will be our biggest yet. Over 100 students will complete a grueling 50 mile marathon during a one month training period and then walk the last 3 miles together at a huge community marathon. My only dilemma is that I don't have the money for prizes this year.
I teach physical education to over 450 K-6 graders in a rural town in North Carolina.
I try to make sure that I prepare my students to be strong in body, mind, and spirit. One of those ways is to encourage them to participate in the county marathon. Several years ago, a local merchant was able to provide prizes for my students. I gave out two or three prizes per week as students signed up for the marathon. Everyone loves prizes and my students are no different. They received the prizes for just "SHOWING UP". This year, however, I do not have the extra funds or supporters to provide these incentives. Our school is designated as a Title One School and is unable to help me with this endeavor.
My goal is to have a weekly drawing for every student that registers for the marathon. I will choose several names and let them choose prizes. This will not only encourage lots of students to register but allow them to receive great prizes that they might not otherwise be able to purchase for themselves. The prizes range from sports equipment to family board games. If everything works out, every child will be able to receive a prize.
Here's where you can help.
I need you to seriously consider my project. My students are counting on me and I am counting on you to fund this project. This year's marathon can truly help build healthy minds and bodies and you can be the reason that this happens. Thank you so much for considering this.
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