Miracle Minute fundraiser to be held at home football game

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DECA started the tradition of holding the 'Miracle Minute' during the 2016 basketball season.

DECA will continue their tradition of holding a “Miracle Minute”—a minute-long change collection to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities—during this football season. This year, it is being held between the first and second quarters of the home football game against Great Bend on Sept. 8 at Lewis Field.

Junior Kallie Leiker was among the DECA students who helped plan the event this year.

“This change is donated to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Wichita,” Leiker said. “These houses provide a space for families who have severely ill children.”

To plan this event, the DECA members had to coordinate with administration and designate DECA volunteers to collect donations.

“We also printed out flyers advertising the event and put them up around the school and community,” Leiker said.

DECA instructor Shaina Prough also contacted Great Bend high school to invite their student body and parents to participate.

“Our goals is not only to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, but to involve Great Bend High School in our efforts,” Prough said.

DECA members did not determine a monetary goal for the Miracle Minute, but according to Leiker, the donations received at this Miracle Minute will help to set a goal for the next time it is held. Leiker anticipates that the next Miracle Minute will be held sometime during the basketball season.

“Our hope for this year’s Miracle Minute is to make more money than the years before,” Leiker said. “No matter what the turnout is, we are still hoping that we will make enough to cover a portion of a family’s stay at the RMH.”

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