Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Shenandoah Valley Mini-THON Raises Over $6,700 for Children with Pediatric Cancer

On Saturday night, the Shenandoah Valley students came together to celebrate a year's worth of work in raising money for the Four Diamonds Organization.

For the 2018-2019 school year, Shenandoah Valley joined other schools from around the country to help raise money to help the fight against childhood cancer.

The Shenandoah Valley Mini-Thon raised money towards Four Diamonds, which partners with the Penn State Health Children's Hospital,  and covers 100 percent of all medical expenses related to cancer care not covered by insurance.

Throughout the year, Shenandoah Valley students have been raising money through a "Gold Out" game, t-shirt sales, dress down days, dine outs at area restaurant, and also collecting donations from area businesses.

During the event Saturday night, 92 students from 7th through 12th grade participated in the fun which included dodgeball, knockout, 3 on 3 basketball, tug of war, Rock Paper Scissors Relay, 3 point contest, kickball, a video game tournament, a movie, and other games.

Organizers said "The students, faculty, and volunteers would like to thank everyone who contributed in making this a financial success."

The event was organized by students and advisors Kevin Keating and Tony Pytko.

At the end of the night, the students who organized the event revealed that throughout the 18-19 school year, they raised $6,796.60.

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