LBI School District Gives Back With ‘Souper Bowl’ and ‘Pennies for Patients’
Students in the Long Beach Island School District demonstrated their charitable spirit with two fundraising events held this month: the “Souper Bowl” Pep Rally and “Pennies for Patients.”
The third annual “Souper Bowl” on Feb. 3 “was an afternoon of teamwork, friendly competition and enthusiasm at LBI Grade School,” said Janelle Scholey, adviser for the Student Council, which organizes the event each year. “Students worked to earn points for their teams by competing in games and trivia, and by bringing donations for the St. Francis Food Bank and the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter.”
A total of 747 items were donated to these two community resources, located in Brant Beach and Manahawkin, respectively.
“Pennies for Patients,” which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, was also a success. “The district came together for a great cause and more than doubled what was raised last year,” said Superintendent Peter Kopack. The district collected a total of $2,000.11 to support the organization.
Three individual homerooms raised more than $200, and all three will be awarded prizes for their efforts. Teacher Scotto di Carlo’s class was the very top fundraiser, with a grand total of $233.76.
As Kopack remarked, “We deeply appreciate the efforts of all our Student Council members, students and parents, and thank Ms. Scholey and staff members for these fantastic events.” —J.K.H.