The students of the Indian River High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) will walk, jog and run to raise funds for the school, which is introducing a program called My School Color Run (MSCR).
Rather than traditional fundraising that involves selling goods, the MSCR aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to install a lifelong healthy way of living. The BPA and FFA will keep 100 percent of all donations and sponsorships received.
In addition to the run, students will seek pledges and donors to help raise additional funds.
“We’re extremely excited about the launch of the My School Color Run program at our school,” said Jennifer Cordrey, a faculty advisor for the FFA. “We’re looking forward to involving our entire student body and faculty in a fun and healthy program. We want to engage the entire community, and encourage local businesses and individual community members to get involved.”
The color run will be held on June 11 at IRHS, at 29722 Armory Road, Dagsboro, and will be open to the public. The event is an untimed fun-run. Runners will pass through several color stations throughout the course and end with a color toss.
Those interested in participating can register for the run by visiting indianriverbpaandffacolorrun.eventbrite.com or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Anyone interested in more information or businesses interested in sponsoring it can contact Cordrey at Jennifer.Cordrey@irsd.k12.de.us or Stephanie Wilkinson at Stephanie.Wilkinson@irsd.k12.de.us.