Smith Center Children’s Challenge unites fans to cause

28 Jan
By Megan Turner
This winter, basketball fans will be able to help area children’s hospitals while cheering on their favorite teams.
On Jan. 26 the Smith Center Children’s Challenge, sponsored by UNC Dance Marathon, encouraged every fan to donate $1 to N.C. Children’s Hospital. On Feb. 16 the Cameron Crazies Who Care will also encourage fans to donate money to Duke Children’s Hospital. As an added bonus, the two organizations will be competing to see who can raise the most money.

This event is different from UNC-DM’s other canning events. The Fundraising Projects committee works with UNC sports marketing to have the UNC-DM video placed on the UNC athletics website.

Carrie Dobbins, Fundraising Projects chair said, “The Smith Center Children’s Challenge is a success because it brings together two schools that would not otherwise interact for a chance to raise money for two wonderful hospitals, Duke Children’s Hospital and N.C. Children’s Hospital.”

Forty committee members canned at the fourth Annual Smith Center Children’s Challenge from 5 p.m. through halftime. All money collected benefits the patients and families of N.C. Children’s Hospital.


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