2016 Jog-a-Thon Kicks Off!

Our 9th Annual Jog-A-Thon is off to a running start. This school-wide event promotes fun and fitness while raising funds for BSCO’s annual budget.  Students will solicit pledges/donations, then run, jog, or walk their way to the finish line.  The money raised supports programs that directly enrich students' education and experience here at Bonny Slope.  

Hot, neon student materials should go home in every backpack on Friday, 9/9.  Below you will find important information to get you started.

FUNDRAISING

Students may start soliciting pledges today!  There are two methods to raise money.  Choose the most convenient method or feel free to utilize both.

1. Online Method: 
Build a quick, simple, and secure online fundraising page through PledgeStar.

*NEW, EASIER ONLINE PLATFORM THIS YEAR! After several easy steps, parents and students will be able to email, Facebook, and Twitter their page to friends and family.  Create pages early to be entered into weekly prize raffles.  

2. Envelope Method:  
Students solicit pledges and then collect them in the JAT envelope.  Each sponsor should write their name, pledge per lap, and maximum pledge on the attached envelope.  

If the sponsor would like a tax receipt, the student should fill out the receipt (donation amount and date) and give it to the sponsor immediately.  Tax receipt forms are found here.  Students may also collect flat donations in advance, but should keep the money and the pledge envelope until after the event.  Envelopes need to be turned in by Wednesday, October 19th to be eligible for prizes.

MATCHING FUNDS

Maximizing your company’s matching funds is an important aspect of BSCO’s fundraising.  Please visit BSCO's fundraising web page for a list of local gift matching programs. 

PRIZES

School Prize

If 80% of student body (512 students) participate AT ANY LEVEL, Bonny Slope earns a SCHOOL DANCE-A-THON with a live DJ!  ANY amount of donation is considered participation!

Class Prize

Highest-earning class wins a pizza party!

Individual Prizes

**Prize parties may be held either before or after school.  Look for more JAT info soon as we finalize details/dates with our vendors.
$50+ Presto the Magician
$100+ Reptile Man (plus Presto)
$300+ Laser Tag at Wunderland (Plus Presto & Reptile Man)

Top "lappers" for each grade get a pair of Nike Elite socks.

Weekly raffles for all of those who sign up for Pledgestar!

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Jog-A-Thon.  Please be on the look-out for the Jog-a-Thon Sign-up Genius on the BSCO website or in the Paw Prints.  *Please note:  A background check via the mVP system is required to volunteer/visit during school hours.


More Questions?
Christy Bishop & Jenny Johnson
jogathon@bonnyslopebsco.org