Gameball Run - Coin Wars
Published: January 20, 2017
Hello Grundy Families!
This afternoon your children attended an all-school assembly for Gameball Run, a fundraiser put on by the Morton High School Boys Basketball Team and Morton School District 709, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
On Thursday February 16, Gameball RUN will take place at 4pm at the Morton High School athletic field (weather permitting) and the RUN will include the MHS Boys Basketball Team, District 709 administration and faculty, our Miracle Families, and NEW THIS YEAR: any student willing to donate $20 to participate!
On Friday February 17, the Gameball Run CEREMONY and GAME will take place in the Potterdome where Morton will take on East Peoria. A program will take place prior to the game, honoring our Miracle Families, Sponsors, and our Schools!
The Miracle Family representing Grundy School this year is the Fuiten Family! We all know and love Amy Fuiten, clerical aide in the Grundy School office…but did you know she is also a super mom to Miracle Kid Drew Fuiten? Drew is currently a sophomore at MHS, but Drew and his mom and dad, Amy and Dax all know first-hand the importance of the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. When Drew was less than a year old, he was diagnosed with a heart defect and needed open heart surgery to close a hole in his heart. Fast forward and Drew is a healthy kid who loves sports, especially baseball and he is the sunshine of Dax and Amy’s lives.
We are very excited to tell you we have ELEVEN GRUNDY STAFF MEMBERS who will be running for Gameball Run! In honor of Drew, they have decided to call themselves “Drew’s Crew” and they are Mr. Saunders, Mrs. Bazzetta, Mrs. Eisenmann, Mrs. Friend, Mrs. Fuiten, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Paulson, Mrs. Reinert, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Veskauf, and Mrs. Wilkes! In order to help sponsor Drew’s Crew in their running efforts, Grundy School will be holding a Gameball Coin War starting Monday January 23 and ending Friday January 27. The grade level which brings in the most money per student average will win a KONA ICE PARTY!
Monday January 23 – PENNIES
Tuesday January 24 – NICKELS
Wednesday January 25 – DIMES
Thursday January 26 – QUARTERS
Friday January 27 – DOLLARS (Cash or Checks made to Children’s Hospital of Illinois)
Please see the attached order form to purchase your official Gameball Run t-shirts! They are $10 each and serve as your admission into the Gameball Game on February 17. Let’s paint the Potterdome RED!
NEW THIS YEAR: KID RUNNERS! The theme is SUPERHEROES! Feel free to dress the part! Any student (K-12) who would like to run for Gameball RUN on February 16 can do so for a $20 donation. Simply fill out the attached KID RUNNER T-SHIRT ORDER FORM AND WAIVER and the $20 donation includes their t-shirt which also serves as their admission into the Gameball Game, as well as official bib with tear off coupon for popcorn at the Gameball Game! (The RUN is a fun run - it is not timed, and kids who are registered can run or walk the track for the duration of the run which is 60 minutes.)
Thank you! Andrea White, Gameball Run Committee