Students participating in the summer Kidstop and Cosmic Club program at Weaver Lake Elementary in the Osseo School District partnered wit the University of Minnesota Gophers to collect sports equipment.
The group collected 1,343 pieces of equipment to donate to
California-based Sports Gift, an organization that donates sports equipment to
less fortunate children internationally.
A bake sale by the students in the Cosmic Club raised an
additional $630 to donate to the organization.
Approximately 280 students in the Weaver Lake Elementary Kidstop and Cosmic Club kids program participated in the nearly month-long collection.
Front row (left to right): Mae Tygum and Jake Pudlick. Middle row (left to right): Mikhala Rivers, Wyatt Bjugstad, Kenna McSherry, Carter Nelson, Sophie McElwee and Rachel Penuela. Back row (left to right): Morgan Anderson, Stacey Swatek, Thana Hussein, Jordan Jess, Lance Thonvbold, Morgan Sickels, and Kayla Anderson.