UDC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Raises Over $300 for Make-A-Wish Through Penny War Fundraiser; Men’s Lacrosse Wins Team Contest
The University of the District of Columbia Student-Athlete Advisory Committee raised $343.43 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through its “Penny Wars” fundraiser in the month of April. Men’s Lacrosse was the winner of the team contest.
The contest pit each UDC sports team in friendly competition against each other (women’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track counting as one team and men’s and women’s tennis paired together as another) with each team trying to collect pennies in its respective jar and discard silver change and dollar bills in other teams’ jars. Pennies counted as positive points (+1 per penny) while silver change and dollar bills were negative points in accordance with their monetary worth (nickels were -5 points, dimes -10, $1 bill -100, etc.).
With many generous donations made in dollar amounts, men’s lacrosse was the only team with a total point value on the positive side, as the 2nd year program won the competition with a value of +$0.12.
The funds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Chapter on June 10, 2015. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout central and southern Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Since 1983, the organization has enriched the lives of 8,300 local children through its wish-granting work.
For every wish the Mid-Atlantic Chapter grants, there are at least two local children waiting to receive their wishes. UDC’s donation will help the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Chapter continue granting the wishes of local children.
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