Bingo is the game of choice for Friendswood Junior High Student Council. It was that game that provided the group with $25,000 to give to Christy’s Wish Foundation.
The event was Charity Bingo Night and it was held in February.
The event had record attendance in the FJH Cafeteria.
Student Council members helped to set up the event and spent the evening waiting on guests, serving various concession items, and also helping to call back and verify Bingo wins.
“It’s one of their most favorite events to be a part of, and we are honored to announce that the event brought in $25,000 for the Christy’s Wish Foundation,” Sponsor Kim Hall said.
This foundation, in honor of Friendswood High School graduate Christy Crow, aims to help spread awareness about Mononucleosis and also to support educators in the classroom.
Crow was attending Texas A&M to be an educator when she contracted the fatal disease. The Crow family founded this organization to help continue her legacy.
“Everyone who we have spoken with either in person or via Facebook was so impressed with the FJHS Student Council. They spoke about their attentiveness to want to help and serve. They spoke about their enthusiasm when Bingo was yelled out. This event would not have been as successful without the help from the sponsor and the kids,” Suzanne Crow of Christy’s Foundation said.
The amount raised this year was three times what was raised last year.
“Our FJH StuCo kids made a wonderful impression on our community. I’m so proud to be leading such an amazing group of students,” Hall said.
Story by Karolyn Gephart