Volley for the Foundation scores $1,400
Jameson Brenner (from left), Josh Schwartz-Dodek, Aaron “Gama” Gamalinda, Kris Hansen, Malcolm Engel and Mike Jang of the Glenbrook South High School band Subject to Change, which performed at the Volley for the Foundation fundraiser. | Karie Angell Luc~F
Updated: April 27, 2012 5:48PM
The Volley for the Foundation scored $1,400 on Feb. 3 at Glenview’s Maple School to keep “children connected through computing,” a catchy slogan.
The event raised money to fund the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 Education Foundation’s Children Connected through Computing campaign, which aims to enhance the district’s technological resources.
And what better to help motivate volunteers than catchy music?
Not missing a beat was the Glenbrook South High School rock group Subject to Change, which included Malcolm Engel, Josh Schwartz-Dodek, Jameson Brenner, Mike Jang, Kris Hansen and Aaron “Gama” Gamalinda. They kept the tunes going while volleyball enthusiasts took a much-needed break to enjoy pizza and more.
Andi Bolan of Northbrook, Harry Rossi of Chicago and Maronica Engel of Glenview all represented the District 30 foundation by graciously offering sandwiches, sodas, pizza and more in pure roll-up-your-sleeves volunteering fashion.
“We thought it [the Volley for the Foundation] would be something great for the children,” said Engel while working in the cafeteria. “It [the fundraiser] gives them the opportunity for some camaraderie and team sports.”
In the gym things got heated as teens and preteens played serious volleyball.
“I love it; I think it is a great fundraising opportunity,” said Linda Arvanitis of Glenview, who attended with her daughters, Georgia, 14, a Maple School eighth-grader, and Danielle, 9, a Willowbrook School fourth-grader.
“It’s a fun way for students to be involved,” Arvanitis added.
More than 50 District 30 students from Maple, Wescott, and Willowbrook took to the courts to Volley for the Foundation. Students and faculty sponsors for the teams donned bright yellow T-shirts bearing the foundation’s new logo designed by Susan Scott Stoehrmann, former Northbrook Wescott School teacher.
Visit district30.k12.il.us for more information.