Another success for Scecina's Key Club
|Relatives of Jenny Deery come to Indianapolis every year to support and also play in the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament dedicated to Jenny, who died of leukemia in 2014. |
Scecina’s Key Club again raised over $1,000 in its third annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament.
The Jenny Deery Ultimate Frisbee Tournament was organized by students. Jenny Deery was a Scecina parent who died of leukemia in 2014. The tournament raised $1,000 for Inheritance of Hope, a charity that works with families facing a parent’s terminal illness. Scecina’s Key Club has raised more than $3,500 for charity since it started in 2015.
This year 12 teams were entered in the tournament, which took place at Ellenberger Park in Irvington on July 18. The teams included two teams of Jenny Deery family members, many from Ohio; a few Scecina alumni teams; and a team of Scecina juniors.
“It went really well,” said Key Club president Molly Griffin ’18. “It’s nice because I’ve been doing it for three years, so it’s nice to see it getting bigger and growing. It was my first time doing it as president and it all ended up working out in the end.”
Key Club is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through servicing others. It is affiliated with Kiwanis International.
Teams came from Monrovia and Greenfield; the Greenfield team won the tournament. The winning team received a $70 gift card from Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza.
“The kids again stepped up and made this happen on their own,” said Scecina Vice President of Finance Cindy Hemmelgarn. “The event is drawing teams even from other cities outside of Indy. I’m proud of what they’ve done to raise money for a great charity.”
Posted on Thu, August 3, 2017
by Beth Murphy filed under