Powderpuff game helps charities and students

Drops of rain hit the ground and puddles gathered as determined seniors took the field in a face off with the underclassmen in the second annual Powder-puff game.

Melinda Wargaki, Oakwood Giving members, and Heidi Steinbrink organized the first Powder-puff game last year. Last year the event was a huge success and raised $1200. They were hoping for the same success this year but only raised $540. According to Melinda Wargaki the poor weather the day of the game may have contributed to not reaching the fundraising goal.

Half of the money raised will go to Oakwood Giving to be donated to Rebuilding Together. Rebuilding Together is a nation wide non profit organization that helps people repair their houses when they can’t afford it themselves. The other portion of the money raised will go to the cheerleaders to help offset the cost of a sign they intend to hang for sporting events to raise spirit throughout the school.

Although the event didn’t reach its fundraising goal, it had a larger positive impact on those who participated. The game was open to any girl; a simple $5 dollar fee got a player in the game and a t-shirt. The players were split into two teams. The first team was all the seniors and the other all the underclassmen. The seniors ended up slaughtering the underclassmen 18-0.

Emily Skill is just one senior that participated.

Skill thinks it is fun because it allows girls from all sports to play together and it is a good way to end the fall season.

“It’s a good tradition” Skill said, “It’s a good way to tie the senior class together.”

– Lee LeBoeuf
leboeuf.lee@oakwoodschools.org

Photo courtesy of Olivia Lewis

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