The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation Announces Fundraiser
Go Big, Go Dodgers event is Friday, April 6th at Fort Frenzy
The Fort Dodge Community Schools (FDCS) Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser, “Go Big, Go Dodgers” Fri., April 6th at Fort Frenzy from 6 to 11 p.m.
“It is going to be a night of big fun, that will help students and educators ‘go big’ in the classroom and beyond,” said FDCS Foundation Director Molly Nelson. “We are really excited to announce that we’ve added live music this year. Also, there will be big games, like giant Jenga, plus a live auction, food and a cash bar.”
Nelson said the mission of the FDCS Foundation is to help educators and students go above and beyond what district funding allows by providing grants for professional development, technology and other educational items.
“This fall we were able to grant about $16,000 for some really neat projects,” said FDCS Foundation President Andrea DeJong. “We hope the community will ‘go big’ at this year’s fundraiser, so we can continue to enhance the education experience for our students.”
DeJong said FDCS Board members are busy gathering some amazing live auction items such as a week in Arizona, a plane ride and dinner for four, a ride to school with a Fort Dodge police officer and more.
The FDCS Foundation is also working with business partners on event sponsorship.
“I am so impressed by the willingness of this community to support education,” said Nelson. “Business owners understand the importance of giving our educators and students all of the resources they need to be successful.”
Tickets are $40. Fort Dodge Community School District employees and one guest pay half price. The duo Brad and Kate will perform. Tailgating and giant games will be played. The dress code is Dodger gear and/or casual attire. To buy tickets or become a sponsor click here or call (515) 574-5327.
Recent projects funded by the FDCS Foundation:
- $7,092 for English Language Arts books for all 1st grade students
- $4,600 for Makerspace equipment for the Duncombe Elementary School Library
- $4,450 for Metalworking Machinery for the Industrial Technology Program at Fort Dodge Senior High
- $500 for the SMART Program at Butler Elementary School