Big Red Community Generously Supports Fall Community Fundraisers
The Big Red Community generously supported three fundraising initiatives this fall, raising more than $35,000 collectively for local causes in about six weeks.
Belton ISD’s annual campaign to support the United Way of Central Texas raised $11,472 in September.
Employees were able to donate directly or make pledges through payroll deductions. Students, meanwhile, sold spirit chain links for 25 cents in a competition between campuses for bragging rights. The chains were pulled across Tiger Field by campus representatives before the Belton High School varsity football game on Oct. 15.
At Belton High School, it was the 10th year the school held its “Think Pink Go Red” campaign for the Baylor Scott and White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center. The school sold pink T-shirts and encouraged the community to wear them to a “pink out” football game on Oct. 15. The campaign raised $13,005.50.
Lake Belton High School held its second annual “Broncos Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer” campaign to raise money for the pediatric cancer unit at Baylor Scott and White McLane Children’s Medical Center. The school sold T-shirts to be worn at the Sept. 24 football game, collected donations from groups and “flocked” community member yards with gold flamingos. In total, the efforts raised $10,591.70.
Superintendent Dr. Matt Smith is proud, but not surprised, at how students and staff have demonstrated the district’s values and beliefs of community engagement and engaged workforce.
“I am so proud of our students and staff in Belton ISD and I'm honored to be a part of this amazing community,” Smith said. “Our vision and goals revolve around our need to invest in each other. These amazing accomplishments are a perfect example of how investing in each other can positively impact the entire community."