What is Lion’s Leap?
Lion’s Leap is a runathon/walkathon. Families are asked to consider making a significant donation and/or to solicit pledges from friends, neighbors and family members to support their running or walking and help the school. On the day of the event, preschool through 8th grade students run/walk a maximum of 35 laps or 30-40 minutes .
The event kicks off at the Lion’s Leap Pep Rally on Monday, September 23rd and will be reinforced everyday in the classroom with teachers and volunteers through October 3rd. Boosterthon will provide daily prizes for registering online & getting pledges. Teachers will be offering nightly challenges to students to help encourage them to solicit donations!
Why is participation in this fundraiser a requirement?
Proceeds from Lion’s Leap are established as a line item in the school budget and are critical to meeting school expenses each year. These funds support important educational expenses from technology to new textbooks, offering ongoing teacher education, and underwriting special programs like the Collins Writing Program. Each family’s participation is important to reach our goal.
What is the minimum family donation?
The required minimum contribution is
- $250 per family with 2 or more children in grades K-8
- $150 per family with one child in grades K-8
- $100 per preschool student.
Preschool - 6th grade: Pledges can be made per lap OR lump sum.
7th & 8th grade: Pledges will be lump sum.
Families are encouraged to meet this commitment by soliciting support from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
How can we promote Lion’s Leap to others in our family or community?
On Pep Rally day, each student will receive a package with details about Lion's Leap. Parents must register students online. Once the student's account is set up, directions for soliciting pledges online via social media will be provided, including a video featuring your student!
Friends and family log on directly to Boosterthon and sponsor students.
Do we have to ask family and friends for donations?
While families are encouraged to solicit outside support, this is NOT required. Please make your most generous donation possible today!
Details about Lion's Leap
Who: We have again retained Boosterthon to help facilitate Lion’s Leap!
What does this mean? Boosterthon will provide the volunteers to run the pep rally and Lion’s Leap Day to excite our students. They will train our teachers and volunteers to pump up the kids with the daily theme and provide prizes. Every student will receive a t-shirt to wear on Lion’s Leap Day with a lap chart on the back. As they run, teachers will mark off the laps they run.
Students can receive either lump sum or per lap pledges.
When: Race courses will run on Wednesday, October 2nd:
- 8:30 - 9 am: Preschool & Kindergarten
- 9:15 - 10 am: 1st & 2nd grades
- 10:15 - 11 am: 3rd - 5th grades
- Noon - 12:45 pm: 6th - 8th grades
Where: A red and blue course will be set up on the parish parking lot. All students in Preschool through 8th grade will run a maximum of 35 laps or 30-40 minutes around their course with Boosterthon staff & a DJ!
NEW this year, our middle school (grades 6th - 8th) will have a Color Run! Staff and volunteers will toss colored powder (food dyed corn starch) on students in white t-shirts as they run the course. Afterwards, their shirts should have a fun tie dyed look!
Why: Boosterthon schools on average raise more money. They motivate classrooms to compete with each other using team names and flags. The program theme is Mind Spark Wild West – encouraging kids to solve a even bigger mystery this year with STEAM skills as they travel BACK IN TIME to the Wild West. Students will use character traits that help strengthen themselves and the world: honesty, gratitude, generosity, kindness & humility. The overall program helps encourage student participation in Lion’s Leap and therefore, collect more pledges!
Why are students expected to make a personal donation to Lion’s Leap?
Lion’s Leap is the student fundraiser, a way for the children to contribute to their school while having fun with their classmates. Student contributions are collected in jars in their classrooms, and classrooms compete to see who can fill the most jars. Having your child donate his or her personal funds from a piggy bank or allowance is a wonderful lesson in stewardship.
Who runs Lion’s Leap?
Volunteers, with the assistance of the development staff, run Lion’s Leap. All parents are invited to come and enjoy this fun day.
Contact Kelly Richard, Development , 708-303-6279 x517 or firstname.lastname@example.org