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WC Cares About the March of Dimes

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     On Thursday, October 26th, W-C FBLA hosted their first annual Powder Puff Game, giving all proceeds from the free will donation admission and player entry fees to the March of Dimes.  In total, W-C FBLA raised $500 for the March of Dimes.  This is event one of two for our March of Dimes Powder/Power Puff games.  The night was frigid cold, but players, chapter workers, and those in the crowd all had a great time for a great cause. 

     During halftime of the game, two families who have been affected by premature birth in our community, gave a heartwarming speech to the crowd.  They spoke about what the March of Dimes can do and why it is important to raise public awareness of the organization and its efforts to give every baby a fighting chance.  The teams that played in the game were junior and sophomore girls vs senior and freshman girls.  The senior and freshmen team came away with the win, 34-24.  Senior Katie VanLangingham was the game's MVP.  

     During the month of November, members supported the mission of the March of Dimes through different activities that promoted the organization, and its campaign for prematurity awareness.  On November 17, chapter members hosted a "Color Your School Purple" event for Prematurity Awareness Day.  Chapter member had shirts designed that were purple with a message about teaming up with the March of Dimes on them and members were encouraged to wear them, as well as other students were asked to wear purple.  Posters and balloons were hung around the school about the March of Dimes and flyers with information about premature birth and the organization were handed out around town and to students as they walked in the doors. 

     On Saturday, January 27th, W-C FBLA hosted their first annual Power Puff triangular, giving all proceeds from the free will donation admission and player entry fees to the March of Dimes.  IN total, W-C FBLA raised $85, which added to our previous $500 donation we raised from the Powder Puff game, back in the fall..  The teams consisted of Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman all male teams.  The Junior class came away with the victory.  The creation of the Powderpuff and Powerpuff events were two great ways to bring together students, staff, and members of the community to work together for a great cause.