On March 16, students and staff at Hollenbeck Middle School went head-to-head in a basketball game for a great cause. The result? Fun and fundraising, as the students beat the staff by 20 points! The game was a victory for students and for charity. Students and staff came together to help a fellow student in need at Francis Howell High School through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and they raised a total of $365. The funds were collected from food sales, St. Patrick’s Day beads sales, and admission.
“I love seeing the students and teachers playing the game, and having a good time,” said physical education teacher Jon Clark. “What’s more important is the ‘togetherness’ that our school has when we come together to help another student in need.”
“Behind the ankle-breakers and three-point shots we’ve been making, it’s all about helping each other out,” said eight grader Miles Estrada. “Today was just an example of just that – the teamwork that was displayed by both teams, our friends cheering for us from the stands, and coming together to help someone who may not be as fortunate as us.”