Kiama Public School students will be running in the adidas School Fun-Run to raise vital funds for their school on March 21.
Over the next week, students will be seeking support from the local community for running the event. Sponsorship from the community is vital to make this fundraiser a success.
“The adidas School Fun-Run presents an excellent platform to get students excited about physical activity,” Belinda Murphy from Kiama Public School said.
“I am very proud of the students for getting involved.”
“Kiama Public School is setting a new standard for other schools to follow by choosing a way to raise money that is supportive of the nutrition in schools policy and delivers positive messages about the importance of physical activity to a child’s healthy growth and development.
In the last two years, the adidas School Fun-Run helped schools to raise in excess of $5.6 million to purchase computers, books, sporting equipment and other resources. A further $125,000 in school grants has been donated by program partner CUA in that time. CUA grants are again on offer in 2013.
“Australia’s largest credit union is committed to supporting local communities, and as schools are often the heart of such communities and we are delighted to help by supporting this event,” CUA Chief Executive Officer Chris Whitehead said.
All schools participating in the adidas School Fun-Run have a chance to win a Sports Day with the Stars.
Eatons Hill State School, raised $27,779 last year and won this special day to have adidas athletes visit their students.
Jeff Emmel, National Executive Director of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation said the school based event was an ideal way to promote health messages to the community while raising money for the school and ACHPER was delighted to support it.
“The important thing is that the event allows schools to be flexible in terms of when and how they become involved. It encourages participation and basically students can run, walk or wheelchair the distance,” he said.
All schools are invited to
participate in the adidas School Fun-Run by visiting www.schoolfunrun.com.au