'Send a Kid to Camp Fund' Still Going Strong

05-13-2014

A camping they will go! Up to seven underprivileged kids will have the chance to attend YMCA Camp Silver Beach this summer, thanks to the fundraising efforts of VWC students in professor Doug Kennedy’s course, “Management of Recreation and Leisure Studies.” The class of 11 students raised $3,502 this semester as part of the “Send a Kid to Camp” fund, an effort that has raised more than $58,000 and helped send nearly 100 kids to camp since its inception in 2003. This year’s class organized various fundraising activities, including an event at Young Veterans Brewery and a crowdfunding campaign through gofundme.com. A check was presented to YMCA representative Rhonda Marsh on May 5. ?“This semester's class embraced the fund from the first day and set out to reach their goal,” says Kennedy. “It's proven to be a fantastic way to combine students’ learning of financial project management with helping others.” More