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My Town Grand Haven: Hundreds of students take part in boot camp fundraiser
My Town Grand Haven: Hundreds of students take part in boot camp fundraiser

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—  Organizers are getting ready to count up pledges from the Robinson Elementary Health Week and Boot Camp fundraiser.

Organized by the school PTA, the Friday event was the culmination of a week of activities at the school, in partnership with the NFL Play 60 team and North Ottawa Medical Group.  Organizers say Matt Wilbur, owner of Grand Haven Fit Body Boot Camp, helped all of the children warm up before they started the course.  Approximately 360 children from preschool to fourth grade ran, skipped and jumped through a variety of obstacles.  At the finish line, they were greeted by a military dad who handed out military-like dog tags, paid for by the Ottawa Animal Hospital, as well as goodie bags. Other sponsors include Midge Verplank, Kangaroo Palace, Hall Family Chiropractic, Katrina Van HoutenIncome Tax Service, Mercy Health Partners- Lakeshore Family Care and Buffalo Wild Wings.

This was the second year for the Health Week and Boot Camp fundraiser, which is the school PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year. Approximately 40 volunteers helped pull off the event, with the help of local community members and businesses who donated prizes for the children.  Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward materials, programs and activities for the school.