Lenward Gatison via Crowdrise
April 11, 2013
BENEFITING: CODMAN ACADEMY FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CODMAN ACADEMY FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
CODMAN ACADEMY FOUNDATION wrote -
My position as the Wellness Director is to educate high school students on the importance of health and fitness. This doesn’t mean I am only the Athletic Director but I teach a Nutrition class to 9th graders, I run a club called the Nutrition Action Club and I have a contract with the Dorchester YMCA that gives all of our students free memberships. So as the New Wellness Director what better what to set a great example then by running the Boston Marathon, plus I am raising money to keep them away from Junk Food!!!
Team Codman is thrilled to be a part of the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program for the second year. Given Codman Academy's emphasis on health and wellness, this partnership is a natural fit. All funds raised through our marathon team will be applied toward Codman’s Wellness program, which encompasses our physical fitness program as well as our nutrition and health program.
Codman has been recognized as the first and highest scoring school in the state to win the Gold-Level Massachusetts School Wellness Award, given by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the MA Department of Public Health. We have been able to accomplish this without an on-site gym or athletic fields. In addition to providing sports teams such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, track, and baseball, Codman also offers activities such as swim lessons, strength and cardio classes in conjunction with the Dorchester YMCA. We provide our entire student body with YMCA memberships so they can continue to exercise outside of school.
Codman also has a student-run Nutrition Action Club, which works to educate the student body on nutrition and health initiatives. We are a 100% junk food free school, which means that no junk food is allowed on campus. We provide healthy lunches and snacks for our students every day.
All donations will go toward the costs of operating our Wellness Program, including facility rental fees, modest coaching stipends, equipment, uniform costs, and healthy snacks. Thank you for supporting this valuable program!