The Sweat for Good Challenge!
It’s just 3 days until the Academy Rowing Crew’s 24-hour row!
We’ll be rowing from 8am on Friday, March 1st through to 8am on Saturday, March 2nd. This is truly an Academy community event. We currently have over 65 students, staff, alumni, families, volunteers and friends signed up to participate with our team!
Adding to the team effort this year, Colleen, one of the Academy’s teachers, will be attempting to set a new world distance record for a 24-hour row.
The Sweat for Good Challenge (formerly known as Megathon) is an important part of our school’s annual initiative to promote the connection between mental wellness and physical activity. The focus is to raise our students’ awareness about the role physical activity plays in mental health. Being active reduces the effects of stress, anxiety, and depression — issues that impact many young people.
Last year, we raised over $2,500 and our goal is to surpass that number this year.
All fundraising from this event goes towards making YMCA programs financially accessible to everyone. Students at the Academy benefit directly from these funds.
If you wish to participate and haven’t signed up already, there’s still time to join our crew – contact Katie Clay