The North Pole Middle School Community joined together from early February to early March for the 6th Annual Champions for Charity Tournament. Champions for Charity is a fundraising competition that started six years ago as a way to honor a student tragically lost in an accident. Including this year’s donations, C4C will have donated over $59,000 to locally tied nonprofit organizations.
This year twelve teams of staff and students raised $18,100 for the local nonprofit organizations of their choice. The team “Algebros” chose to represent the Autism Society of Alaska and in one month, they raised $1428.
Danielle Tessen, ASA’s executive director attended an assembly at North Pole Middle School on Tuesday, May 1st. She had a chance to meet the team of students who raised money for ASA. Then at the assembly she had a chance speak to the student body about our organization and how the money students raised will be used. “I loved that they invited me out to talk about autism and the team was so accepting and kind. It was such a blessing to experience,” expressed Danielle Tessen.