Joining Together to Make Pelham Memorial Better

October 2, 2015


by Doug Robinson

Sponsored by the Parent Teachers Student Association, students, teachers, administrators, and members of PTSA united on the Dennis Goyette Athletic Field for the annual Tiger Challenge fundraising event.

“All monies raised from this event will go back to the students in the form of field trips and in-house assembly assistance.  Our capital improvement goal this year is to purchase two Elkay water bottle filling stations for the 2015-2016 school year,” writes PTSA President Mary Collins.

Students of Pelham Memorial School were challenged to answer questions provided by teachers, complete various physical activities and earn points as the students competed against different classes in their grade level.

The activities of the Tiger Challenge on Goyette Field were separated into different areas for the different activities.  Tug-of-war, Zumba, hurdles, hiking, hurdle, and suicide running was set up on the track.  PTSA leaders separated the large the Boot Camp, burlap sack races, Frisbee throwing, jumping jacks, sit-ups and pushups on the upper field.  The more pushups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks completed, the more points earned by students.

The fun activities “provided may team building opportunities and healthy activities for the students” continued Collins.