Plumstead Christian School Seniors Hold Matball Charity Event To Help Fight Human Trafficking

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Two Plumstead Christian School seniors fundraise to fight the global tragedy of human trafficking. Their Matball tournament and charity concert featuring Bonner raised $1,100.00 - enough money to rescue two women from slavery.

Our students raised $1,100.00 – enough money to rescue at least two women from sex slavery.

Two Plumstead Christian School seniors recently spearheaded a Matball tournament and a benefit concert to raise money and awareness of the tragedy of human trafficking and the urgent need to rescue women from slavery.

The event was held Saturday, January12, at the Middle and Upper School campus of Plumstead Christian School, located in Plumsteadville, PA.

Natalie Assaad and Hannah Zacca first learned of A21, a non-profit organization seeking to eradicate world-wide human trafficking, while attending a Global Leadership Conference held in Washington DC in November 2011. An entourage of students from Plumstead Christian School attended this inaugural Global Leadership Conference as well as the conference that was held in November 2012, and they, along with thousands of other students from the East Coast, were introduced to social injustice in a variety of forms: sex slavery, abortion, hunger, and homelessness, and more.

The two seniors approached Headmaster Patrick Fitzpatrick; he embraced the idea of a fundraiser. “Part of our mission at Plumstead Christian School is to teach our students to think biblically and to serve effectively. I applaud their tireless efforts through the planning and implementation of this event, and I see their active response to the social injustice of human trafficking as confirmation that our school is fulfilling its mission in the lives of our students.”

The Plumstead Christian School gym was crowded with enthusiastic competitors and spectators for the entire evening. The Upper School Student Council partnered with Assaad and Zacca to sell refreshments in the school’s café that was converted into a coffee house, complete with subdued lighting and soft music. In the end, our students raised a total of $1,100.00 – enough money to rescue at least two women from sex slavery.

About Matball
Matball, also known across the country as Big Base, is similar to kickball and a favorite physical education game at Plumstead Christian School. Matball differs from traditional kickball in two key areas: Large padded mats are used for bases, and more than one player can occupy each base.

About Bonner
Bonner, a Modern Pop/Rock quintet, performs original upbeat, unique rock music flowing with driving harmonies and unique guitar hooks. Formed in Doylestown in 2011, Bonner is comprised of guitarist/lead vocalist Jesse Bonner, guitarist/vocalist Zac Bonner, bassist/vocalist Jake Bonner, percussion/vocalist Morgan Bonner, and drummer Greg Jensen. The four Bonner siblings and Jensen all have a direct connection to Plumstead Christian School: Jesse and Zac are recent graduates, Jake and Morgan are current students in the Upper School, and Greg Jensen is an Upper School science teacher. The band’s first EP, “High Reach”, was released in October, 2012. It featured their song, “High Reach,” that played on various Philadelphia radio stations including Radio 104.5 and 90.1, as well as many other internet radio stations.

About Plumstead Christian School
Plumstead Christian School is in its 65th year as a Christ-centered, nondenominational, college preparatory school that serves preschool through 12th grade students on two spacious campuses in Bucks County, PA. The school’s mission is to provide a caring community where students are educated to think biblically, serve effectively, and lead Christ-centered lives. Through the years Plumstead Christian School has developed a solid reputation in academics, athletics, and the arts. Ninety-eight percent of all recent graduates attend four year colleges and universities, and many students earn college credit–top students as much as forty five credit hours through the extensive Advanced Placement courses offered at PCS. Recent graduates have been accepted to a variety of top ranking schools including Drexel University, Grove City College, Lehigh University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Taylor University, Temple University, the United States Air Force Academy, the University of Pennsylvania, Wake Forest University, Wheaton College, and Villanova University. More information about Plumstead Christian School can be viewed online at http://www.pcspa.org.

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