Griswold students/community raise over $5,700 for Caps For Kids


November 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Griswold Head Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Koenck says more than 57-hundred dollars has been raised during last week’s Iowa Pride Challenge. The students this year 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.

Koenck says the money raised far exceeded expectations. Change Wars between all of the schools raised a little more than $3,560, and the girls’ basketball team hosted Fremont-Mills in a Junior Varsity-Varisty doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 22nd. Money was raised during the game, bringing the total amount raised to nearly $5,710.

Koenck said he is “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.”

(12-p.m. News)