Sports challenge to aid Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

A fundraiser to benefit Jefferson Dollars for Scholars will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Playground, 4100 South Drive, Old Jefferson.

Called the Sports Mania and Wellness challenge, the event is open to children and adults who can participate in more than 10 activities including basketball, football, soccer, baseball and softball.

There will also be wellness activities including yoga, pilates and Zumba. There will also be food, refreshments and music.

The cost to participate is $10 per person for children ages eight to 18, and $20 per person for adults.

All proceeds will benefit Jefferson Dollars for Scholars which works to provide opportunities for Jefferson Parish public school students through scholarships and academic support.

Founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $12.5 million in scholarships to more than 4,500 students.

For more information and to register, call (504) 831-1565 or send an email to may@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org.