Spring fundraiser challenges students

Travis Robertson, Hard News/Online editor

The Eagle Challenge is a physical challenge to raise money for OHS clubs with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.

Eagle Challenge was originally going to happen Dec. 5, but due to lack of sponsors, it was pushed to next spring, according to Melissa Portela, Sports Medicine teacher.

“We hadn’t gotten enough sponsor feedback,” Portela said. “We had to approach the local businesses to kind of help, if they wanted to sponsor, become a vendor, or even showcase their business around, so we hadn’t garnered enough interest yet, and then registration was a little slow so we didn’t have enough manpower behind organizing it and running it, so we decided let’s postpone it until spring semester.”

In the Eagle Challenge, students will do a 1 mile run, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and another mile run There’s also the Eaglet Challenge for kids 10 and under which has a 1/4 mile run, 25 push-ups, 50 squats and another 1/4 mile run.

Prices vary with costs of $25 for individuals, $20 for students, $40 for a two person relay, $15 for little Eagles and $100 for a team of ten max.

The proceeds will go to the HOSA club and sports medicine, with a portion being donated to the National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Portela says the Eagle Challenge will be physically and mentally demanding for students and athletes alike.

“It’s a physical challenge so if you have some type of athletic ability or have done a few things athletically it would be physically challenging but still doable,” Portela said. “Hopefully with the amount of people there cheering you on, pushing you on, you would be able to do it, so I think it’s more of a mental challenge than physical.”

Due to the delay, info may be subject to change but Eagle Challenge is set for a spring arrival for Eagles to challenge themselves physically and mentally.

“There’s no winners,” Portela said. “It’s more testing your body physically and mentally.”