Tigers on the Move
Tibbals Tigers, along with family members of all ages, ran, walked, jumped and many other forms of getting from here to there during the 3rd Annual Tibbals Tiger Dash Obstacle Course. Melissa Edwards, Healthy Lifestyles and Environmental Chair - Tibbals Elementary PTA Board explained the goal of this well-attended event, “To bring awareness to the importance of physical fitness and exercise to our health and to teach our children that fitness is fun! This year we added some Zumba and some yoga so our kids can see that there is an activity for everyone and variety is great when it comes to our fitness activity choices.” Participants were free to take the course at their own pace. If they wanted to slowly walk the balance beam, great. If they wanted to race a friend to the finish line, that worked too.
Regarding her favorite aspect of this event, Edwards said, “I love that it is a family event that gets us out and moving together. There really is something for everyone! And of course no matter what the distance or task is there is nothing quite like crossing a finish line!” Each participant, who crossed the finish line, was given a medal. Tibbals’ PTA president, Cherie Phillips said her favorite part of the event is all the community support they received. This is Jamie Fletcher’s first year to be the principal at Tibbals Elementary. Fletcher said, “What a great turnout! I like the fact that the focus of this event is on health and fitness and provides the opportunity to have fun with your family.”
Edwards voiced words of appreciation, “I am so grateful to the other parents that have helped pull this event together and really appreciate all the local businesses and groups that are a part of our Tiger Dash. We have lots of really great people in our community supporting our local schools!”
At the end of the evening, a yoga cool down was offered. Some Tigers spent a relaxing time in cobra pose, while other Tigers found bouncing in the inflatables to be their speed. Whatever pace was chosen, Tigers found that there was an activity for everyone to enjoy.