Central Valley Academy students and staff have stepped up to help worthy causes by planning sporting events to raise funds for various organizations. The groups, with help from the physical education department raised more than $1,900 for charity and a scholarship fund.
As part of a community service project, CVA Seniors Jade Judson and Seth Young coordinated a badminton tournament with CVA Student Council to raise funds for autism. Students collected donations to participate and competed in teams on Apr. 10 raising $520 for autism. Two champion teams were crowned at the end of the event. The small gym champions were Zach Alexander and Connor Day and champions of the large gym were Brandon Yager and Landry Cook.
Central Valley Academy Student Council sponsored a dodgeball tournament to raise funds for the American Heart Association and the Student Council Scholarship fund. Students were challenged to get a team together of 6-10 members and raise donations to participate. Students and staff also donated a dollar to watch the final championship game.
On Mar. 27 everyone gathered in the gym ready to face each other in the competition. The student teams competed against each other in a single elimination tournament to see who will take on the faculty/staff team. As the battles began, all the teams were eventually defeated and it was a team of 9 students calling themselves “The Mohawk Valley Apparel Dirt Balls” who would be challengers.
Faculty/staff found it was no easy task to win the battle against these characters. They were defeated and the Dirt Balls walked away as champions in this worthy event. The event raised $640 for the American Heart Association’s Dodgeball for Hearts program and $500 for the CVA Student Council Scholarship program.
Student vs faculty basketball game
On Mar. 19 in order to raise funds for The Eliminate Project, CVA Key Club sponsored a basketball game where seniors challenged the faculty. Although faculty won the game, students were champions by raising $250 to donate to this worthy cause. Through The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF work together to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This requires vaccines, supplies, skilled staffing, transportation and more. The CVA Key Club donation will help cover costs to run the program.