Students at Elwood Middle School rallied together on Friday, Nov. 7, to help support families in the community struggling with cancer. The school’s popular “Dodge Cancer” event drew in more than 300 student-participants, raising funds to benefit members of the community directly affect by the disease. A $10 donation was collected from every participant, allowing them and their teammates to take to the courts for several rounds of dodgeball.
Along with parents and friends who came to show their support, student-athletes from John H. Glenn High School volunteered to serve as referees in the friendly competition. For the fifth consecutive year, the school collaboratively raised over $5000 that will be given to families in the community that have loved ones battling cancer.
Event coordinator and Elwood Middle School Teacher Darren Szokoli said, “This event brings the students and community together for a special cause. As students work within their community, they learn they can be responsible for making great things happen.”