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Valley Vista raises funds for the Special Olympics

Surprise Independent - 3/29/2017

Valley Vista High School raised more than $2,100 for the Special Olympics during the Minutes that Matter Campaign on March 2.

The Minutes that Matter Campaign is a school-based fundraising and awareness effort that benefits the Special Olympics. The 60 second spare change drive allows students turn in as much change as possible with a suspenseful countdown. The theme of the campaign focuses on making a minute do more.

Beginning at 9:20 a.m., student clubs and teams joined forces to simultaneously invade each classroom as an announcer counted down and elicited excitement throughout the campus. In just 60 seconds, Valley Vista staff and students raised more than $2,100 for the Special Olympics.

The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Editor's Note: Mr. Fountain is a spokesperson for Dysart Unified.


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