Today, Woodgrove High School students raised a basketball skills fundraiser for The Epilepsy Foundation.
Collette Bain, a senior and member of the Woodgrove Women’s Basketball Team, passed away on August 27. She Bain had epilepsy.
Danny Marr, a senior and member of the men’s basketball team, organized skill and three-point basketball contests for the Foundation.
A member of the Distributing Education Clubs of America (DECA), Maher was planning a fundraiser for an advanced DECA project. He said he decided to organize a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation when Bain died.
“Colette passed away from epilepsy, so I started thinking about doing something fundraising. I thought it would be a good time to put this out there. I talked to my teacher and we sorted it out, And it really blew up.
Maher said he knows Baine used to play basketball and often plays in pick-up games.
“I knew and respected her and her work ethic, which really led to organizing this,” he said.
He said that as an advanced marketing class, they decorated the senior hallways in purple and placed purple epileptic ribbons throughout the school. I said I would stay.
Senior member of DECA, Averie Gannon, said she was happy to help with Maher’s fundraiser. She didn’t know Bane personally, but she said she wanted to help her memory.
“I feel like I missed out on an opportunity to get to know an amazing person. I think it motivated people who didn’t know her to get involved. I regret it, but we’re all connected, so we’re building on each other.
She wanted “their senior year to be something that Collette would want to be a part of, and that she would be upheld and remembered within the legacy of Woodgrove and the legacy of the class.” said.
The DECA Skills and Three-Point Basketball Contest was held during school study hours. Students dressed in purple and paid $2 to watch senior basketball players from both the men’s and women’s teams compete in skill.
George Hughes, another Woodgrove senior, organized a fundraiser on Instagram for the foundation. In the last 30 days he has raised $13,500. This is very much appreciated by him.
Hughes said Bain was a good friend of his and chose the fundraising goal because 13 was her jersey number.
“We were hoping to raise at least $1,300, and we really appreciate it,” says Hughes.
“I couldn’t be more grateful to have a friend like Colette. She was caring, honest, and always made me laugh. , that she was so kind.She always knew what to say to me and made me feel good too,” Hughes said at the fundraiser on Instagram. felt like part of the family.
Hughes said his Instagram story and fundraising post were shared nationwide, with people in Seattle, Washington, and Denver, Colorado donating. He said he personally received messages of gratitude from his parents, who lost their child to epilepsy.
In addition to the skills fundraiser, Maher said he ordered about 75 purple t-shirts for the event. He said it was sold out shortly after putting it up for sale this morning. He said he plans to order more shirts with the proceeds benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation.
“If you’re in the gym today, you’ve donated to the Epilepsy Foundation. You came and saw this. All that money goes to the foundation,” Maher said during the fundraiser. Told.
Annika Ross, senior point guard on the Woodgrove High School girls’ basketball team, won the skills contest. She faced Maher in the final round.
“Of course I’m sad that she passed away, but I try to keep her spirit alive by doing things like this,” said Roth, who has played basketball with Bain since eighth grade. .
The October 6th event raised $2,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation.
To donate through the Instagram fundraiser set up by Hughes, please visit https://www.instagram.com/p/ChySAsBABVh/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=.