Reagan Middle hits the court for charity
© Culpeper TimesStudents at Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School in Haymarket are being given a rare, and potentially very entertaining, opportunity.
The staff and students will be teaming up to play the principal and assistant principals in basketball challenges to help the Haymarket food pantry.
This is part of the Principal's Challenge contest sponsored by Giant.
Reagan was one of five schools selected to perform in the Principal's Challenge.
The challenge will be held at Giant, 5581 Merchants View Square in Haymarket, on March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. and gives staff and students the opportunity to pay $1 to play against their principal and assistant principal’s in a three-ball shootout. Students can also "buy" their way closer to the basket by bringing in non-perishable food items.
In exchange for performing in the challenge, Reagan Middle is receiving $1,000 from Giant.
Parent Teacher Student Organization board member Ruth Caster, who is helping to organize the event, says “this is a win-win for all involved; Giant gets some community involvement, Haymarket Food Pantry gets some donations and our school, in addition to the Giant money, gets together for some fun and community service.”
All money and food items collected during the challenge are being donated to the Haymarket Food Pantry.