Racing To Raise Money For Hibbing Students
Posted at: 09/29/2013 6:26 PM
| Updated at: 09/30/2013 2:09 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
Schools across the Northland have seen many cuts over the years and usually the first things to go are extra curricular activities. The Hibbing School District is working to protect those programs with a unique fundraiser.
The district kicked off their first-ever stock car race fundraiser. Principals, teachers, law enforcement officers and the city's mayor were just a few of the competitors.
"I'm excited," Hibbing Mayor Rick Cannata said. "It's going to be a fun day."
The event started with a magic show, a skydiver and a performance by the school's band. Each ticket raised money for programs at Hibbing schools.
"In this day and age, with the money being cut from the schools and everything like that, something like this is great for the kids and the school district," Cannata said.
"It takes the burden off of our budget, which are always limited in schools," Hibbing High School Principal Mike Finco said.
The fundraiser was organized by Denny Barlau of Click Club USA.
"It's not selling pizza dough or cards or candy bars; it's just entertainment," Barlau said.
Barlau expected to raise up to $30,000 with the event. About 2,000 people were at the Hibbing Raceway Sunday.