The Elementary School Challenge is a fundraiser for local elementary schools. The school with the most participants, staff, students and family, win an award assembly. At the award assembly the school receives a plaque from the to display in their school, a guest speaker (typically an athlete), and the school receives playground balls for each classroom.
In 2017 for the first time two Elementary School tied the Elementary School Challenge. Park View and Spring Lake Elementary were awarded an assembly. The guest speaker was Tracey Katan, a skeleton and rowing athlete.
The 2011 and 2012 Elementary School Challenge was sponsored by the donations given to Pay It Forward 5k/1 mile Challenge. In 2013, Kennecott Exploration Company provided the funds for the playground balls and jump ropes. In 2014, Temkin International provided the funds for the playground balls. We appreciate the support from local business to help make this component of the Pay It Forward 5k/1 mile Challenge possible. In 2015 and 2016, Steps Recovery and Temkin International provided the funds for the playground balls. For 2017, Steps Recovery and Temkin International have again provided the funds for Elementary School Challenge.