A new record was set this year when a whopping $41,672 was raised during this year’s SpringSmash event!
That’s more than $16,000 over goal, bringing the cumulative seven-year total above $135,000.
All funds go to Jumpstart Charities, which provide local children the opportunity to participate in sports they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. With more than $40K raised, Jumpstart will be able to support more than 400 local children this year!
Aside from raising money in support of a great cause, the boys had a great day of sports activities to celebrate and conclude the six-week campaign. “Everyone had fun playing sports and dunking their teachers in the dunk tank. It was a great festival to celebrate breaking the School donation record,” said grade 12 student Tarun Sethi.
SpringSmash is coordinated by the grade 12 McEwen Leadership students in association with Course Director Sean Ludwig. The class runs the multi-week program like a corporation and focuses on procuring donations, offering athletic activities, and handing out incentive prizes. Monday’s wrap-up celebration on campus was a big thank-you in the form of games, sports, and food. Hot spots this year included the Zorb Balls and the mechanical bull.
“It has been very rewarding for the students to see the tremendous support for the SpringSmash cause,” said Mr. Ludwig. “Throughout their time in the program, the students learn about social responsibility and the importance of giving back to the community in which you live.”
What will next year bring? Hopefully another record-breaking year!
Click here to view a photo gallery of the SpringSmash fun day on May 29.