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Country Hoedown Raises $9,500 for C4K
Country Hoedown Raises $9,500 for C4K

(Pictured above: No, Principals perform for a sold-out crowd at the C4K Country Hoedown. Click here for more photos.)

Photo of Event Co-Chairs at the C4K Country Hoedown

(Pictured above: Event Co-Chairs Laura Oliver and Don Lewis.)

(Iroquois) - The Champions for Kids Foundation (C4K) Country Hoedown, held on March 5, raised $9,500 to improve the lives of students in our communities.

The annual charity ball, held at Seaway District High School, attracted 200 guests who dressed in country clothing, and danced the night away to the music of Healy and Orr and No, Principals. The evening included a chili dinner and an opportunity for guests to have their photos taken in the “Whoscow” to commemorate the occasion. Guests also bid on prints, gift certificates, hand-made Adirondack chairs and other items at a silent auction.

“What an amazing night,” said C4K President Carole Dufort. “It just goes to show how when schools, students, parents, staff, and communities come together to support our most at-risk students, the results are truly amazing.”

“It was wonderful to work with my friends and colleagues to support Champions for Kids,” said event Co-chair Laura Oliver. “The Country Hoedown gave everyone a chance to put their best boot forward.”

“It was great to welcome so many staff and community members from around our board to support our students and families in need,” said Co-chair Don Lewis. “A big thank you to the organizing committee, staff who helped in the lead-up to the event, donors to the silent auction and our volunteers who were invaluable in hosting the evening.”

The money raised will be used to support the C4K, the charitable arm of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). The charity was formed in January 2008 to discreetly help level the playing field for UCDSB children and their families. Although the main focus of the charity is to assist children to participate in sports, the arts and other fun activities outside of school hours, it also meets unique needs like covering minor medical expenses (i.e. eyeglasses), or providing gas cards to parents with a child in the hospital.

Photo of Healy and Orr Performing at the C4K Country Hoedown

(Pictured above: Healy and Orr perform at the C4K Country Hoedown.)

List of Contributors to the C4K Country Hoedown

For more information, please call:

Don Lewis
Co-Chair
Champions for Kids Country Hoedown
(613) 652-4878

Laura Oliver
Co-Chair
Champions for Kids Country Hoedown
(613) 283-5418

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