The Iowa Safe Routes to School Program is encouraging schools across the state of Iowa to participate in the 2017 annual Punch Card Contest. We’re challenging schools across the state to motivate their students to walk or bike to school for 2 weeks. The purpose of this contest is to motivate healthy lifestyles by getting children to walk or bike to school.
This contest will run for a total of 10 school days, April 24 – May 5. Children will walk or bike to schools as many days as they can for the duration of the contest. Each child will be given 1 punch card. Every day the child walks or bikes to school, they will receive a punch on their card from a teacher or staff member ( designated coordinator).
At the end of the 3 weeks, children will turn their punch cards into their coordinator who will them mail them to the Iowa Safe Routes to School program. Postmark deadline is May 12. There is no cost for participation.
Punch cards will be processed and prizes (they’re great!) will be mailed to coordinator with details on the winners at their particular school.
To request punch cards, please send email to Troy (Troy@iowabicyclecoalition.org) with information on number of students participating, coordinator name, contact information, mailing address, and school name. A list of details will be included within your packet.