Fundraiser for Finn playground turns PreK-5 kids into FinnJa Warriors – April 8 (Updated)

by beth on March 29, 2017

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Above: Last year, kids had a blast as “American FinnJa Warriors”. Children are invited to take on this year’s obstacle challenges at next week’s fundraiser. (logo from 2016 flyer, photo by Joao Melo)

A week from Saturday, Pre-K to 5th grade children are invited to become American FinnJa Warriors. For the second year, this event is being held to raise funds for replacing playground equipment at Mary Finn School.

For a small fee, “Warriors” get 45 minutes to play and challenge themselves on an obstacle course.

Uber popular Phys Ed teacher Tom McCabe is again creating and organizing the course. My family joined in the fun last year. And I assure you, it was a big hit.

The kids enthusiastically ran, climbed, swung, jumped, crawled, and slid their way through his challenges. Here are some pics of the action (click to enlarge):

2016 American Finn-Ja Warrior (photo by Joao Melo) 2016 American Finn-Ja Warrior (photo by Joao Melo) 2016 American Finn-Ja Warrior (photo by Joao Melo) 2016 American Finn-Ja Warrior (photo by Joao Melo) 2016 American Finn-Ja Warrior (photo by Joao Melo)

Registration costs $15 /child, and $10/additional child or $30/family.

Hourly time slots begin at 9:00 am, with the last one running from noon – 1:00 pm.* 

Families with children in Southborough’s elementary schools should have received a personalized email last night with links to register, volunteer, pre-pay, and/or donate to the cause.

But your kids don’t have to attend Southborough public schools (or even live in town) to participate. If you are interested and didn’t receive a link – email maryfinnplayground@gmail.com.

Remember – the playground at 60 Richards Road is used by more than Finn School students. It hosts the Town’s summer camp for pre-K to 1st graders and is open to the community during non-school hours.

If you want to support the project through a direct donation, click here.

*Note: The hour timeslots include about 15 minutes of settling in and instruction time before the 45 minutes of play. Parents should stay on-site for the event. They can wait outside the gym through instructions, then watch the action from the bleachers. 

Updated (3/30/17 7:24 am): The link for donating was broken.

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