STUDENTS from Dension State School have combined their fundraising and running abilities to raise money for new sports equipment.
In between showers on Thursday, March 17, about 500 students strapped on their running shoes and took part in the adidas fun run.
“The adidas school cross country and fun run is a healthy, fun and active event that ensures we send the right message to our students about getting active, having fun and maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” organiser Leigh Lawrence said.
“The main focus of this event was on participation and having fun while exercising the body.”
Students were encouraged to fundraise for the school and raised a total of $13,590.50 with student Kirsty Mobbs putting in a huge effort, raising $241.50.
Leigh said $7882.49 was dedicated to the school HPE program and will go towards buying new sports equipment.
“We look forward to purchasing some terrific sports gear for the school and the kids will be helping me decide what to buy,” Leigh said.
“What a fantastic effort by our students for this event, thankyou to everyone who supported this event to make it such a huge success.
“It wouldn’t have been possible without the support from the local community.”
By taking part in the adidas fun run, Denison State School is now in the running to win a Sports Day with the Stars, where Craig Mottram and other adidas elite athletes will visit the school.
Adidas fundraising group general manager Brendan Hopp said Denison State School should be congratulated for holding the health-based fundraiser as an alternative to using junk food to raise money.
“The event encourages all students to get involved and have fun while teaching them about fitness, health and goal-setting.”
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