Last March, physical educators all around Alaska organized fun, active events for their students and their school communities to celebrate health and physical education, while raising money for SHAPE Alaska!

Kids were on their roller skates from Juneau to Fairbanks! In Anchorage, students were taking advantage of the last of the snow to ski, snowshoe & build forts, while a hockey tournament was happening in a different part of town! In the Mat-Su Valley, kids were challenging their families to use the latest technology of pedometers and heart rate monitors as they worked-out to Tabata and DrumFit routines! On base at JBER, kids were racing alongside their parents on a beautiful, springtime 5K course.

SHAPE Up 4 Break-Up (SU4BU) is SHAPE Alaska’s new annual fundraiser. At last year’s conference, members stated that they wanted MORE from their state’s only health & PE association. They want the opportunity to apply for mini-grants that can help them afford to implement new programs for their students. They want scholarship funds that can assist members living far from major population centers to access professional development opportunities. They want to see the only state health & PE conference to continue to provide powerful presentations each autumn.

And we can’t do that without YOU!

We are so proud of our members that stepped-up and took part in this, the very first SU4BU celebration! Thank YOU for volunteering YOUR time and talents to hold an event for YOUR community!

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the $250 gift certificates from sponsors US Games and Palos Sports: Kayla Clark (Woodriver Elementary in Fairbanks) and Kim Resheske (Bayshore Elementary in Anchorage). We hope that these certificates enable you to purchase equipment that will further inspire and engage your students in their learning!