Fort Dodge Comm. Schools Foundation Event Raises $80,000
Nearly 400 people attended the “Go Big, Go Dodgers” Fundraiser at Fort Frenzy
It was a night of big fun for education during the Fort Dodge Community Schools (FDCS) Foundation Annual Fundraiser, “Go Big, Go Dodgers.”
Nearly 400 people attended the event held Fri., April 5th at the Fort Frenzy Cardiff Center. Ticket sales, sponsorships, auction items and other donations totaled more than $80,000.
“We are thrilled with the 2019 numbers,” said FDCS Foundation President Jen Pederson. “Nearly 400 people came out to support education, there was amazing energy and atmosphere at Fort Frenzy.”
Big tailgating games like Giant Jenga and Connect Four were part of the night, along with live music by Lone Tree Revival.
“I think the turnout and the amount of money raised exemplifies the positive momentum in our district,” said Pederson. “Donors, sponsors and those who attended the event sent a message that they support the great things happening in our schools and that they want to help give our students access to educational items that will help them go above and beyond in the classroom.”
In 2018, the “Go Big, Go Dodgers” event raised $66,000 for education.
The FDCS Foundation helps educators and students go above and beyond what district funding allows with grants for professional development, technology and other educational items. In 2018, gifts to the FDCS Foundation put $46,000 in classrooms for things like programmable robots, math and literacy materials, metal shop tools, music instruments, headphones and more.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Active Health Chiropractic
Fort Dodge Ford Toyota
Fort Dodge Oral Surgery and Implant Center
Shimkat Motor Company
Dr. Matt and Laura Maggio
Dr. Jim and Ann Meyer
Great Western Bank
Bill and Ryan Keny- Edward Jones
Calvert & Johnson Insurance
Dr. Daniel and Sheila Cole
Dr. Russ and Carleen Heun
Nielsen Financial Management
Central Financial Group
Scott A. McQueen- Northwestern Mutual
Kole Petersen- Central Financial Group/ Molly Nelson
Amy and Ben Pingel
CBIZ Benefits and Insurance
C & S Products
Brian and Jen Pederson
Casey’s General Store
Central Iowa Eye Care
Citizen’s Community Credit Union
Dr. Ken and Adrienne Adams
First America Bank
James and Marta Kramer
First State Bank Town & Country Insurance
Midwest Foot and Ankle
Mitch Lunn- State Farm Insurance