Tuesday, April 4, 2017

News U Can Use: "Middle Schoolers Raise $19,500 for Local Charity"

"North Pole Middle School students are a force to be reckoned with. Just ask the 13 charities that will receive portions of $19,500 raised during the middle schoolers’ 2017 Champions for Charity campaign.

Participants in this monthlong fundraising campaign are teams composed of seventh- and eighth-graders. The actual winner is decided by the team’s final place in the one-of-a-kind McHenryball Tournament, fundraising, sportsmanship and team spirit. This year, team Disco Ballers won the overall championship.

It all started five years ago when North Pole Middle School created a unique game called McHenryball to honor a student who died. It’s a combination of dodgeball, capture the flag and tag, played on a court filled with paintball-style obstacles. Students created teams, raised money and chose charities to receive those funds..."