BISD campaigns raise more than $40k
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by Grayson Edds
Two of Belton ISD's philanthropic events took place during the pregame of the BHS football game on Friday.
Belton ISD has supported the United Way since 1995 when they began their United Way Campaign. It was started by Jeannette Kelley, who is now the director of Project Apple Tree, when she was principal at Lakewood Elementary. The contribution totals were announced on Friday before the Think Pink Go Red BHS football game.
BISD students sold Spirit Links for 25 cents each from Oct. 15-19. Each campus was assigned a yard marker and stretched out their spirit chain as their campus total and the district total was announced. The campuses were able to raise approximately $8,150. Top contributing campuses were Belton High School, Lake Belton Middle School, Sparta Elementary, Southwest Elementary, Belton Middle School, and Tyler Elementary, but BISD is proud of everyone's efforts in support of the United Way Campaign.
When the BISD Employee Campaign was added, more than $31,600 was donated to United Way.
The Think Pink Go Red campaign was put on by the cheerleaders to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. A check was presented to Dr. Mike Middleton and Dr. Roy Smythe with Scott & White during the pregame. They raised $10,233.25 for the campaign.