Tailgate raises awareness and money

Tailgate raises awareness and money

By Tara Sanders Posted October 14, 2009

Homecoming week is full of activities that allow students to show off their spirit. However, on Friday there was a different kind of event that allowed the whole community to get involved.

During the JV homecoming game, Lowry hosted a tailgate fundraiser for Jackson Aberasturi and Kylie Hilbish, two young students in the community currently battling cancer.

The event began at 4 p.m. and was a great success. The community raised a majority of the funds through selling food at the barbecue that took place in the lower parking lot by the football field.

Items ranging from clothing to food were donated by many district employees. Their goal was to raise at least $2,000 dollars throughout the night. All the money raised will be donated to the two families to help pay for medical expenses.

“I just think that it’s wonderful that our community can come together and help these kids. Whatever we can do to help them is great,” said Cathy Irons, who was there to watch the game.

Volunteers were confident about meeting their goal and made it a very friendly and positive atmosphere. They are hopeful their efforts will provide Aberasturi and Hilbish with the support they need.

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