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FBLA chapter fundraises for March of Dimes

By Staff | Feb 13, 2015

Submitted Rugby FBLA members (left to right) Morgan Hjelden, Shailah Strand, Hannah Voeller, Mariah Pfeifer, Jacquelyn Blessum, Jacob Blessum, Sara Stier and Madison Fossum

The March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL have been partners since the 1970s when they formed an official national alliance to save babies and have since raised more than $12 million. A portion of the money is given back to FBLA-PBL and is available in the form of grants for leadership projects.

The Rugby High School FBLA chapter conducted a March of Dimes event on Jan. 27 during half-time of the girls’ varsity basketball game vs. Bishop Ryan. Informational leaflets were placed in each program to inform spectators and posters were put up around the school and gym. John McClintock Jr. announced the start of the activity by conveying the March of Dimes mission statement and then placed one minute on the clock. The buzzer sounded and eight members of the FBLA chapter made their way through the crowd with buckets collecting contributions as fast as possible. After one-minute the buzzer sounded again and the event ended. The money was counted, and at the end of the third quarter a very special thank you was conveyed to all the donors. The amount collected, in just one minute, was an amazing $320 dollars!

The RHS FBLA Chapter is grateful to everyone, once again, who gave donations to a worthy cause.

A check in the amount of $320 dollars was recently mailed to the March of Dimes office in Fargo.

– Paola Trottier,

Rugby FBLA Adviser

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