JFK students host fundraiser to help a friend

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Marisol_006.jpg

Emma Sanchez, Jordan Lopez and Ava Sanchez man the donation table for their friend Marisol Perez.


Marisol_009.jpg

Myika Cruz, Arianna Contreras and Leanna Hughes lend a hand for the DLK benefit.

By Mila Besich Lira

Superior Sun

Calling themselves the DLK Club, several students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School hosted a cornhole tournament to raise money for their schoolmate Marisol Perez. Marisol is a pre-schooler at JFK who was diagnosed with Leukemia in October.

The event was supervised by family members of the students but the kids organized the event and advertised it on their own. They drew posters for advertisements, asked for donations for prizes and raffle item; then they got to work selling raffle tickets, registering their friends for the tournament and sold food to help raise money to help their friend.

The tournament was only open to elementary age kids, these students played fierce competitions to win the first place prize of two brand new mountain bikes donated by the Red Bear Outfitters. Several local businesses and organizations also donated kid friendly prizes for the event.

These kids proved that the giving spirit of Superior residents will continue by hosting this event, all together they were just a few dollars short of raising $600 in one afternoon. All of the proceeds raised were given to Marisol’s parents to help with her medical and transportation costs.

And the winners of the cornhole tournament? Jalen Oatis (fifth grade) and Samuel Lopez (sixth grade) won first place.

Marisol_004.jpg

Rusty Perez, Jo Jo Tameron, Jonathan and David Rabago unload bicycles for a fundraiser for Marisol Perez. Mila Besich Lira | Superior Sun

admin (7657 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Mammoth Library honors community heroes

    7 hours ago
    by

    San Manuel Miner The Mammoth Public Library Summer Reading Program 2015 celebrated the end of the summer program on Friday, July 3, with a Community Heroes Presentation.


    Mammoth Police receive military surplus

    7 hours ago
    by

    San Manuel Miner Thanks to a federal government program, the Mammoth Police Department has received some military surplus equipment that will benefit the department and town.


    Mammoth plays host to Tri-Community 4th of July celebration; Mammoth Fire sponsors free fun at the pool

    8 hours ago
    by

    San Manuel Miner Even though it was cloudy and there was a little rain, a good crowd turned out to celebrate the 4th of July at the Mammoth Swimming Pool.


    Capstone donation keeps Mammoth Fire’s annual 4th of July on track

    8 hours ago
    by

    On Wednesday July 1, Capstone Pinto Valley Mine made a large donation to the Mammoth Fire District.


  • Stories Just For You

    Ray School Board approves tentative budget; comments sought

    June 23rd, 2015
    by

    The Adoption of Ray Unified School District 2016 Expenditure Budget as related to the State District Additional Assistance (DAA) Reduction of Funds, District Spending in the Classroom and General Guidelines for


    HWUSD to lower tax rates for property owners

    June 23rd, 2015
    by

    It’s good news for taxpayers in the Hayden-Winkelman School District.
    Hayden-Winkelman School District is debt free and will have lower tax rates.


    More postseason honors for Copper Corridor baseball, softball players

    June 17th, 2015
    by

    Two more media outlets released their list of baseball and softball players who received recognition for their performances on and […]


    Candidates sought for two board vacancies

    June 16th, 2015
    by

    The Mammoth/San Manuel Unified School District Governing Board has two vacancies. The vacancies will be filled by appointment made by Pinal County School Superintendent, Jill Broussard.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather