About Chase the Chief
2021 Chase the Chief
Benefiting students in Georgetown schools
March 7 – 12, 2021
Chase the Chief is a fitness initiative of the Georgetown Police Department. This event focuses on raising awareness about the devastating health, social, and economic impact of childhood obesity, encouraging behavior change among children and families to combat obesity, and exposing community members to fun physical activity.
Benefiting the Children of Georgetown schools!
The Georgetown Get Fit Initiative (GGFI) is a collaborative effort by all the GISD elementary schools to get students excited about exercising and staying fit. The elementary school PE coaches are testing their students’ baseline fitness in the Fall with a fun and challenging exercise test, and then using the same test in the Spring to measure students’ improvement in their fitness levels. The school with the best overall improvement wins the coveted Chief’s Hammer!
All money raised through registrations and sponsorships goes directly to the event and to grants for our local schools’ PE departments. The actual cost of the event is very low thanks to generous in-kinds donations from our community and the hard work of our many volunteers, which allows us to maximize the amount of money going to our schools. Last year, we awarded $19,000 to our PE Departments, which was used to purchase recreational and sports equipment, outdoor games, a gymnastics course, scooters, and much more!