(Griswold) Last week, Griswold students participated in a service project as part of the Iowa Pride Challenge. This year the students worked to raise awareness and money for the Caps for Kids organization, as well as BrookeLynne Peterson. Caps for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides cancer patients with autographed caps from a celebrity and BrookeLynne is a 1st grader in the Griswold community who is battling kidney cancer. The money raised far exceeded expectations. Change Wars between all of the schools raised $3,560.73. The girls’ basketball team hosted Fremont-Mills in a JV/V doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 22. Money was raised during the game, bringing the total amount raised to $5,709.54.
Griswold basketball coach and teacher Jeff Koenck says, "I am so proud of the students, my players, the staff, and community members of Griswold. The amount of awareness and money raised for pediatric cancer is a testament to the character of our community."