Kids Run Club Highlight – Fairdale Elementary School
Staci Stover is the PE teacher and head Kids Run Club coach at Fairdale Elementary school. Staci started off volunteering with the club, then took over as the main coach in 2018.
Staci has since kept up the run club every fall and spring season, minus a couple sessions in 2020 when Covid –19 made it impossible to continue safely. Even then, Staci was able to offer some virtual workouts and activities for kids to do at home in lieu of the regular program. With the club open to the whole elementary school (including Staci’s two girls!), the popular Kids Run Club regularly reaches up to 80-100 kids. Staci’s end of season Fun Runs usually have a fun twist like a water obstacle course, silly string, or bubble machines to make the experience extra fun for participants and spectators alike.
‘This program is wonderful and the staff with Active of SWV are absolutely fantastic. They always go above and beyond to ensure the students have the Run Club program in the Spring and Fall of each year and the kids greatly benefit from the program’, says Staci. ‘In the education world, a regular school day consists of many opportunities for students to be physically active, however some students enjoy being active more than what we can provide them during the school day’.
‘Having a program that provides students with the opportunity to move, run and play games after school is a great resource for our community. Kids love to stay after school to interact with children from their school they don’t get to see from other grades or communities, they get to have an afternoon snack and drink and receive awards for doing their part in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through being active. Just seeing the excitement the kids have and the smiles on their faces during their participation with the Run Club program is the reason why I choose to be a SWV Run Club coach’.
Thank you Staci and all the Kids Run Club volunteers for everything you do at Fairdale Elementary!