Saturday, September 15, 2018

North Schuylkill Recognized for Helping Tackle Pediatric Cancer

On Friday night, before their football game against Schuylkill Haven, North Schuylkill was honored for raising funds for the ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund. 

By:  J. Reed

The ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund, supports the families of children who are battling cancer.

Two years ago, North Schuylkill began a ThinkBIG Club that raises money throughout the school year for the organization.

On Friday night, North Schuylkill kicked off their 3rd year, and prior to the game the club was presented with the plaque.

The plaque was presented by Dr. Colby Wesner, who works for the St. Luke's University Health Network to Linsey Wesner, North Schuylkill Senior and President of the North Schuylkill ThinkBIG Club, to honor the club for raising over $20,000 for the organization the past two years.

As fundraisers, the club held dances, t-shirt and sock sales, and a toy bingo.

For Friday night's game, called "Gold Out" game, students and cheerleaders wore Gold Tee Shirts and Football players wore Gold Socks.  Schuylkill Haven also raised money and donated to the club.

The club also had a dunk tank to "Dunk the Dean" where students could pay $1 for the chance to dunk North Schuylkill's Dean of Students, Ty Wartman.


RETRACTION:  In our original posting of this story, we stated that the money raised only goes back to Geisinger's Janet Weis Children's Hospital.  That information was incorrect as ThinkBIG defines who they help based on the county the family/child resides and is treated .  They do not need to be a patient of Geisinger to be helped by the organization.