Tampa Prep Students Holds 3rd Annual Dance Marathon to Raise Money for Local Shriners Hospital

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On November 10, 2017, from 5- 7 p.m. Tampa Preparatory School Key Club will host, in the Smith Black Box Theater, its third annual Dance Marathon, led by the event co-chairs, juniors Max McGeachy and Reagan Curtis, to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children at USF. Dance Marathon predicts an attendance of more than four-hundred community members from the Tampa Bay area with a fundraising goal of $15,000.

On November 10, 2017, from 5- 7 p.m. Tampa Preparatory School Key Club will host, in the Smith Black Box Theater, its third annual Dance Marathon, led by the event co-chairs, juniors Max McGeachy and Reagan Curtis, to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children at USF. Dance Marathon predicts an attendance of more than four-hundred community members from the Tampa Bay area. Going into their third year of the event, students’ fundraising goal is at $15,000.

Ingrained in the mission of Tampa Preparatory School, students learn to live “with a higher purpose than self”. Last September, Dance Marathon’s committee took a tour of Shriners Hospital at USF where they gained a greater understanding of the hospital purpose. Shriners Hospital provides children with the highest quality healthcare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay, and function completely off of donations.

Over the past nine months, students have been fundraising for this event by selling cookie dough, having giveback nights at local restaurants such as Chipotle and Yogurtology, and obtaining sponsorships from local businesses. Dance Marathon is committed to giving one-hundred percent of the proceeds from this event straight to Shriners Hospital for Children at USF. Additionally, McGeachy and Curtis have recruited a committee of over twenty-five people from Tampa Prep Upper School, twenty-five students from Tampa Prep Middle School and dozens more from other Tampa Bay Area high schools.

At the event, Tampa Prep’s Headmaster is likely to go to jail again, like he did last year when students pooled their money to put Mr. Plummer “in jail” for $100, requiring him to pay $200 to get out. This is one of many ways Tampa Prep students raise money at their Dance Marathon. McGeachy said, “What makes our event different from other fundraisers is that we get to dance for those who can’t.” As well, there will be a DJ, henna tattoos, zumba and much more. At the end of the night, Dance Marathon will present Shriners Hospital with the total amount raised.

For more information check out our fundraising website,
https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/event/tampa-prep-mini-dance-marathon/e133189
or, contact Scott Sandoval at ssandoval(at)tampaprep(dot)org or (813) 368-5547

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