The Bulldog Hustle is a virtual fitness challenge held in the month of April, to encourage students, family members, friends and community to be active and healthy. This program will have monthly and weekly step goals and fitness challenges and a virtual 5K on April 24th. Registration is now open and fees are $25 for individuals, $75 for families (up to 5 and $15 for each additional registrant). If you would like a T-shirt, there is an additional $10 fee per shirt.



Winners of each challenge will be rewarded with exciting prizes!


Here's the line up of challenges planned for April! Huge shout-out to our awesome sponsors for making this all happen! Our goal is to have 500 participants in the CMS Bulldog Hustle!


Morningstar Storage Challenge (March 1-April 2) - Congrats to Eleanor Gillispie for raising $240 in individual donations!


Suits Team Spring Break Challenge (April 3-9) - Congrats to Ella King for over 250K steps!!


Oliaros Commercial Challenge - Extended thru April 30th

Goal: The most creative way to get fit; most social media photos tags! Post on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, SnapChat, or Instagram and include #CMSBulldogHustle!

Prize: $50 gift card and photo on CMS website/ social media.


Atlanta Spine & Wellness Challenge (April 17-23)

Goal: Individual with the most steps/activity/volunteering!

Prize: $50 gift card and photo on CMS website/ social media.


Principal’s Bulldog Challenge (April 24th - last Saturday)

Goal: Virtual 5K winners (those that meet the step count) will qualify for a drawing to win Apple AirPod Pros!

Prize: Apple AirPod Pros and photo on CMS website/ social media.


Ed Voyles Automotive Challenge (April 1-30)

Goal: Overall top number of individual sponsorships!

Prize: $150 Gift card and photo on CMS website/ social media.


Cowart Family YMCA Challenge (April 1-30)

Goal: Overall top number of steps; enjoy virtual fitness classes offered by the YMCA. Sign up to volunteer to qualify for an extra 10K in steps as a bonus!

Prize: 6 month family membership (family membership extensions or equivalent credit for soccer, activities, etc.)


Vintage Pizza Team challenge (April 1-30)

Goal: Team with highest amount of steps!

Prize: Pizzas for each team member (up to 20 pizzas).


YMCA Food Drive Volunteer Shifts:

Please use the following link for Volunteer time slots to qualify for 10K in bonus steps. Notify us via email or through the chat when you complete your volunteer shift!Just be sure to search for The COWART FAMILY YMCA Location.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ymcasummerhungerrelief


Tuesday Shifts in April:

3:30pm-5:30pm (Set Up/Packing Food)

4:30pm-6:30pm (Packing food/ Clean up)


Wednesday Shifts in April:

12:30pm-2:30pm (Set up/Distribution)

1:30pm-3:30pm (Distribution/Clean up)


YMCA Online Group Exercise Classes:

1.) Topic: Strength at Home with Miki Joyner


2.) Topic: Pilates at Home with Heather Dever


3.) Topic: Stretch at Home with Miki Joyner

Start Time : Mar 26, 2021 06:57 AM

Meeting Recording:
4.) Topic: HIIT at Home with Heather Dever
Date: Mar 26, 2021 08:25 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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5.) Topic: Kickboxing at Home with Danny Clark
Start Time :Mar 29, 2021 05:52 PM
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6.) Topic: Strength at Home with Miki Joyner
Start Time :Mar 30, 2021 05:21 AM
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7.)Topic: Below the Belt at Home with Miki Joyner
Start Time :Mar 30, 2021 06:36 AM
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8.) Topic: Below the Belt at Home with Miki Joyner
Start Time :Mar 25, 2021 06:39 AM
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While fundraising is a large part of this initiative, the CMSEF and CMS leaders feel it is important to provide a fun program to encourage our students to be physically active, promote online social participation, provide consistency for the students, and engage with our community. We are partnering with the Cowart Family YMCA to support our community through food donations and volunteer work as well as funding school programs at CMS and CMSEF initiatives!


How to track your steps? Below is a chart that includes the step equivalents if you are not tracking your steps utilizing a step counter, fitness devices, smart phone/app, Fitbit or Apple watch. You will be able to manually enter your participant(s) steps using these options. Don’t forget to volunteer at the YMCA to get your extra bonus of 10K steps for that day! You will enter these manually in your step count for the day.

COMPLETED: 11,484,831 steps
TARGET: 15,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 7,121
TARGET: $ 10,000
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Education Foundation is to secure and manage funding to support the long-term success of the school, serving the unique learning styles of students and investing in educational advancements. Initiatives include but are not limited to:
o Faculty and staff development and support
o Innovative instructional strategies, technology and equipment
o Environmental and facility enhancement

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How Your Participation Helps
The Chamblee Middles School Education Foundation (CMSEF) collaborates with teachers and staff to identify and fund programs to ensure our school succeeds with virtual, hybrid and in-person learning environments. With your donations, we will financially support tools and services to enhance learning opportunities in 2021, including software and hardware upgrades, training and technology fees, as well as outside student seating to promote social distancing and safety. We are partnering with the Cowart Family YMCA to support their ongoing food drive and in turn, they will sponsor the monthly steps challenge with a 6 month family membership awarded to the winner. We will also fund specific initiatives included in the Bulldog Hustle challenges to support CMS Clubs, CMSEF initiatives and our community.
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.