February 6, 2010

Wow! What a day today!

So, while the preparation for this event was a little bit of a firestorm, the Kids in Need Hoops of Hope event in conjunction with Upward was a huge success! 150 Junior High and Senior High students volunteered over 719 hours to prepare and execute the event for a little over 200 Upward participants to shoot 44,114 shots and raise $14,000 for the 1.6 million HIV/AIDS Orphans that reside in Sub-Saharan Africa. Those 44,114 shots represent the number of kids who will lose one or both of their parents due to HIV/AIDS in a little over 7 days. It is so awesome to see what happens when everybody does a little and shows the world, or Nappanee, what can happen when people GIVE SACRIFICIALLY after they GAIN AWARENESS.
This is the coolest picture of a creative piece that students did to represent 2 days worth of orphans.

All in all, this was a pretty stellar event. More photos are below:

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