Pond Road team raising funds to get to Destination Imagination Globals

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun The members of the champion Hex Girl team bound for the Destination Imagination Global Finals next month are from left: Abigail Valerio, Melissa DeShaw, Bonvie Fosam, Megan Marsala, Rachna Sridhar and Kaeleigh Sturgeon.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
The members of the champion Hex Girl team bound for the Destination Imagination Global Finals next month are from left: Abigail Valerio, Melissa DeShaw, Bonvie Fosam, Rachna Sridhar, Megan Marsala and Kaeleigh Sturgeon.

The Pond Road students who won the state Destination Imagination tournament will hold a restaurant fundraiser April 25, the first of three events scheduled to help the team defray the cost of their trip to the global finals in Knoxville, Tennessee next month.

The DI Global Finals are an international creative problem-solving competition where thousands of teams from all over the world will gather May 22-25 to solve various challenges using technical, theatrical, structural, improvisational or scientific skills.

The six Pond Road eighth-graders who earned an invite to the tournament need to pay raise $8,300, plus their transportation costs so that they, as well as the parent or guardian they are required to bring, can attend the three-day event.

The team will hold its first local fundraiser Thursday, April 25 at Moe’s Southwest Grill on Hickory Corner Road in East Windsor. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of the proceeds from meals sold that day to the Robbinsville DI team whenever diners present a copy of the DI team’s flier. Team members will be at the restaurant with extra fliers, or the fliers can be downloaded in advance from at http://www.robbinsvilleirish.org/Docs/2013/moes%20di.pdf.

The second fundraiser is a clothing drive on Saturday, May 4. The DI team will be distributing fliers this  week to various Robbinsville neighborhoods requesting gently used clothing, shoes, handbags, briefcases, backpacks, belts, ties, gloves, hats, scarves, baby accessories, tablecloths, blankets, pillows, drapery, small rugs, comforters, sheets, towels, quilts, pots and pans, bikes and kids’ toys.

Donations will be collected on May 4, but can also be dropped off any day before collection day at 8 Acacia Drive. Leave items in tied plastic garbage bags near the garage anytime, except when it is raining. No books, tapes, breakable items, or toys larger than 24-by-24 inches can be accepted.

The third DI fundraiser is a bake sale that will be held during the Women’s Expo at Robbinsville High School on Saturday, May 11.

The Pond Road Middle School team, known as the Hex Girls, who placed first in their age group in the statewide tournament are: Abigail Valerio, Melissa DeShaw, Bonvie Fosam, Megan Marsala, Rachna Sridhar and Kaeleigh Sturgeon.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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