Fort Dodge Comm. Schools Event Raises $80,000

FDCS Foundation Uncategorized 0 April 16, 2019

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.

Nearly 400 people attended the 2019 "Go Big, Go Dodgers" event.

A group of teachers pose for a photo.

Lone Tree Revival entertains the crowd.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Active Health Chiropractic
Fort Dodge Ford Toyota
Fort Dodge Oral Surgery and Implant Center
Shimkat Motor Company


Gold $1000-$1,999

Availa Bank
Bemrich Electric
CJ Bio
Dr. Matt and Laura Maggio
Dr. Jim and Ann Meyer
Great Western Bank
Jensen Builders
Kemna Auto
Northwest Bank
Shelly Orthodontics


Access Audio
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
Daniel Pharmacy
Scott A. McQueen- Northwestern Mutual
Kole Petersen- Central Financial Group/  Molly Nelson

Bronze $350-$599

Amy and Ben Pingel
CBIZ Benefits and Insurance
C & S Products
Baker Electric
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
Flooring America
James and Marta Kramer
KHI Solutions
Kingsgate Insurance
Kolacia Construction
First State Bank Town & Country Insurance
Midwest Foot and Ankle
Mitch Lunn- State Farm Insurance
Misty Harbor
Pederson Sanitation
Therapeutic Solutions
Taco Tico
Woodruff Construction

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