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Press Release – For Immediate Release
Grand Junction, Colorado – This February the IntelliTec College in Grand Junction Student Ambassador Club supported the American Heart Association with a “Penny Wars” fundraiser for Valentine’s Day. The student club raised over $600 for the charity by putting together this friendly student and faculty competition between each of the college’s career training programs. The entire IntelliTec College campus in Grand Junction had a great time competing and raising money for this charity.
The “Administrative Professional” business program won the “Penny Wars” fundraiser event. These students and got an extra break from class to enjoy a two-tiered custom cake provided by Gypsy Overstreet, the Student Ambassadors Club Treasurer.
The “Penny War” was a competition between the campus programs designed to raise money for the American Heart Association. Each program was given a donation can that was placed in the Tec Café of the IntelliTec College in Grand Junction campus. One penny was equal to one point. Silver coins and paper bills were added to cans by competing programs in order to cancel out their opponents’ penny points.
This was the first “Penny Wars” event that IntelliTec College has been a part of. Dean of Students Shelby Maloney is very excited about the response this event has received from students and faculty. She says that it was “a competitive comedy, with everyone sneaking in to fill their opponents’ buckets with silver and dollars to cancel out points (and) rumors of mass penny blasts in the final stretch of the event.”
The “Penny Wars” fundraiser for the American Heart Association will likely become an annual event at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction, Colorado.
About the Student Ambassadors Club at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction
Dean of Students Shelby Maloney paints a picture of the Student Ambassadors Club as a group “consisting of approximately 16 community-minded students whose GPA is at least a 3.5 and who maintain 90% attendance. They serve as campus leaders, mentors and tutors. Each term they select various community outreach events and non-profit organizations to support.”
These students dedicate much of their free time to causes they are passionate about. Much thought goes into what charities the Student Ambassadors support, and each one benefits greatly from their efforts.[boilerplate about-grand-junction]