Pima College athletes help out an annual Turkey Trotby Andy Morales on Nov. 27, 2012, under Sports
Maxwell Middle School held its annual Turkey Trot on Wednesday November 21. The school uses this event to promote a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness to all its students, faculty and staff.
Each grade level rotates every 40 minutes through three different fitness stations. The first station was held in the Cafeteria and organized by 6th grade fitness teacher Sandra Corona. This station consisted of group games and had a Nintendo Wii hooked up and saw students compete in dance-offs.
The second station run by 8th grade
fitness teacher Pat Ryden, was the Turkey Trot (one mile run) where students were able to choose between competitive and recreational groups.
Coach Ryden (Assistant Football Coach at Pima Community College) brought along a few of his players to assist with stretching and course management throughout the run.
Prizes were given for the top three boys and top three girls in each grade level within the competitive groups. First place went home with a turkey, second place was rewarded with pies, and third place potatoes.
The third station, run by 7th grade fitness teacher Chris Klassen, had an inflatable human foosball game and dance floor. Coach Klassen (Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Pima Community College) was the DJ for the day and also brought along players from his team who assisted in the human foosball game and led group dances throughout the day.
The event was a huge success with students and faculty participating and having fun at each station. Maxwell Principal, Mary Quinnan stated “The Turkey Trot is a huge staple for our school and something that the students and staff look forward to each year.”
“It is our goal to implement physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle to all our students. With the help of an amazing staff this year’s turkey trot was a tremendous success,” Quinnan added.
From news release.