The Cardington Pirates and the Mt. Gilead Indians high school boy’s basketball teams battled it out on Saturday, Jan. 30. But among the cheering and the hustle there was something bigger than the game going on.
The Cardington Student Council and The Mt. Gilead National Honor Society were going beyond the game, competing to see who could raise more money to benefit to American Heart Association.
Both schools sold red hearts for $1.00 to see who could raise the most money. Mt. Gilead raised a total of $635 and Cardington raised a total of $529, with Mt. Gilead winning off the court in the head-to-head contest. The impact, which the funds will make for those struggling with heart disease, will last a lifetime.
The Cardington Student Council also held an auction and a bake sale. The Cardington Student Council sincerely thanks its raffle donors: Cardington Subway, Suz-E-Q’s, 8 Sisters Bakery, Purple Indian, Wendy’s (Route 95 location), and AutoZone (Mt. Gilead location), for their kindness. And thank you to all of the fans who contributed their dollars to benefit the American Heart Association.
The thrill of victory in a basketball game may come and go, but the impact of the generosity of the students and community will last for an eternity.
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