The Wranglerettes at Friendswood High School were surprised to see a representative from St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in the audience at one of their major competitions recently. The representative watched three hours of performances and then had more good news to give them.
Not only were the FHS girls the Top Fundraising Team for the hospital but they were also the top for the past five years with only one other higher than they were six years ago beating them.
“This was great news and we were so happy to be part of a group that gives to such a worthy cause,” team director Ashley Marmaro said.
The Wranglerettes raised $13,597.20 for the hospital through donations and also earned $3,000 through tee shirt sales.
The tee shirt part of the community spirit project was also a winner. The Wranglerettes received an award for Best Tee-Shirt Design with their Kick Cancer shirts.
The donation project began in the fall and culminated in the annual walk held this year in late November. Donors have continued to give through the Wranglerettes’ website.
St. Jude supporters in the Houston community and in 75 cities nationwide joined together on November 23 for the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The FHS Wranglerettes, with their friends and families, braved a very cold and rainy early Saturday morning to help St. Jude change the way the world treats childhood cancer.
“To say that this is one of my proudest moments as the director of this wonderful organization is an UNDERSTATEMENT! I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude to everyone who pitched in to make this possible,” Marmaro said. “We exceeded my expectations tremendously. I want to GIVE THANKS for being able to work with such an amazing group of young ladies and their gracious families. Thank you for your continued support of the Wranglerettes.”