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Wilson Creek students run for funds to help school

Officers of the Wilson Creek Elementary School Foundation present Wilson Creek Elementary Principal Andrea Cushing with a check for $36,000, representing proceeds from the foundation's fall 2013 Boosterthon Fun Run. The school plans to use the funds to sponsor field trips, equip special area classrooms with Smartboards and add playground equipment. Pictured from left are Foundation Treasurer Terry Morgan, Cushing and Foundation President Betsy Brown-Clement. (click for larger version)
February 03, 2014
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – As an alternative to traditional school fundraisers that ask parents and students to sell gift wrap or candy, Wilson Creek Elementary in Johns Creek recently participated in a Boosterthon Fun Run, sponsored by the Wilson Creek School Foundation.

Principal Andrea Cushing announced the students raised $36,000 for the school by gathering pledges from friends and family.

Sponsors could pledge a per-lap amount or commit to a flat donation toward their student's Boosterthon Fun Run.

On the day of the event, the Boosterthon Fun Run team set up a "speedway" behind the school. Students ran around the speedway for about 30 minutes to upbeat, high-energy music while parents and teachers gathered around the track to encourage and cheer them on.

The Boosterthon Fun Run allows every student at the school to participate in a fundraiser that encourages healthy living and stresses character education traits such as friendship and good sportsmanship.

This year's event was sponsored by Atlanta Classic Cars/Mercedes-Benz, Pediatric Associates of North Atlanta, Champs Software and CarterBaldwin Executive Search.

For information or to make a tax exempt donation to the Wilson Creek Elementary School Foundation, please visit http://www.wcesf.org.

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