Snowball Fight To Raise Money For Riley (with Photos)

By Emma Koch

Snowball Fight To Raise Money For Riley (with Photos)

February 6, 2013 Updated Nov 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Fort Wayne Community Schools kicked off its annual fundraiser for Riley Children's Foundation at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Students and staff hosted a "Snowball Fight for Riley" at Bloomingdale Elementary School. Classrooms are able to purchase snowballs (made of paper) to build forts, snowmen and other snow related objects for the next six weeks.

This is one of the several events that will be taking place this month for Hearts For Riley fundraising.

Fort Wayne Community Schools sets a goal of raising $1 for every student in each building, which would then qualify the school system at a Miracle Corporation status. Last year, the district raised $31,977 as was named a Riley Corporation. Nearly all of the 42 out of 50 school participating reached Miracle School status.

“Riley has affected the lives of so many people in our community,” said Haley Principal Rebecca Dennis, who represents District 3 of the Indiana Association of School Principals on the Kids Caring & Sharing Advisory Board. “We have many students who have received or currently are receiving treatment through Riley. Students see what their peers are going through and want to do something to help, but they often don’t know how. Kids Caring & Sharing gives students a chance to support their friends and make a difference in the lives of others.”

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