Friday, February 8, 2013
With sticks in hand, Keith Valley Middle School students accept the challenge of playing floor hockey for a 17-hour marathon Friday through Saturday morning.
With hockey sticks in hand, Keith Valley Middle School eighth-graders carried on the annual tradition Friday afternoon of playing floor hockey for 17 hours as part of the school's annual Keith Valley Challenge. The goal - besides scoring points - is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to children who have life-threatening illnesses. This year's event raised $49,687, meaning students succeeded in beating last year's $48,478. Throughout its 36-year history, the KV Challenge has raised $781,414 for various charities. The event began in 1977 when a Keith Valley student died of a rare congenital heart defect. In his memory, the administration, staff and eighth-grade students organized the hockey …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Keith Valley Middle School eighth-graders are playing hockey for 17 hours to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The first puck dropped in the gym of Keith Valley Middle School at 3 p.m. Friday and the last game of hockey isn't expected to end until Saturday at 7 a.m. This year, the school's eighth-graders, who are broken up into 26 teams, raised about $48,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The organization grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. The students, many of whom painted their faces and decorated their team shirts, are expecting to stay up all night to participate in the Keith Valley Challenge hockey marathon with their peers. The event was started 35 years ago by the school's staff and student body after a student died from a rare heart defect. Last year, the school raised a record $53,000 and funded several wishes.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Keith Valley Middle School students hope to up the ante in this year's Keith Valley Challenge, which is set for Friday through Saturday.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Eighth-graders at Keith Valley Middle School will put on their game face as they participate in the annual Keith Valley Challenge — a 17-hour floor hockey marathon that students take part in to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students are optimistic this year’s event will be a success as they hope to beat last year's accomplishment of $53,762 for the organization. The first puck will be dropped at 3 p.m. on Friday, which will start the 17-hour event. The 26 student-led teams of eighth-graders will continue to play during the overnight hours Friday until Saturday at 7 a.m. to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Throughout its 35-year history, the Keith Valley Challenge has raised $732,936 for various charities. …