Special to the Register & Bee

On Oct. 21, students at Stony Mill Elementary School participated in the annual Reach for the Gold event to raise money for the Claire Parker Foundation.

The event references gold because it’s the universal color for pediatric cancer.

The students raised $2,825 for the foundation that serves children with cancer in the region. The event culminated with a day of games and activities called “Wacky Olympics.”

Students not only learned the importance of community service, but they also enjoyed playing games like human bowling, Beat the Clock and battle stacks.

“I am so proud of the children who participated in this event,” said coach Katherine Blair, coordinator of the event.

“They are learning that we all should be involved in making our world a better place to live,” she said. “Helping children who have cancer is a great way to demonstrate love and concern for our community.”

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