Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Charlo Athletes Raise $1,977 for Cheerful Heart
Charlo High School's football and volleyball teams had a 'Think Pink' Cancer Awareness fundraiser during October 2015 and raised $1,977 for Cheerful Heart.
Students sold Fight Cancer T-shirts, quilt raffle tickets, pink footballs, pink volleyballs, held bake sales, and distributed coupons for a free breast exams from St. Luke's Hospital in Ronan. Tricia Andersen and Laura McGee coordinated the fundraiser.
A contest was held for the female and male student selling the most T-shirts. Vikings Football senior player Dugan Runkle sold $252 and Lady Vikes Volleyball sophomore player Sakoya Gaustad sold $200. Both won a $10 credit at the Charlo gym concession stand.
After researching different organizations in the county, it was decided to donate the funds to Cheerful Heart. Students and coordinators emphasized how thankful they are for the support they received during the fundraiser.
Photo: from left Barbara Morin (Cheerful Heart board member and Volunteer Coordinator), Dugan Runkle, Sakoya Gaustad and Valerie Lindstrom, Cheerful Heart board member.