Amazing Charity Race awards LPS Playground Project $10,000
Posted Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Volunteer time paid off big for Loveland Primary School (LPS) team members who are working to raise money for a new LPS all-inclusive playground. Each year the Amazing Charity Race offers area nonprofit agencies the opportunity to raise funds by participating as volunteers in the race. This year around 10 LPS team members volunteered with the hope to raise funds for the LPS playground initiative – Growing Tiger Cubs Need to PLAY! This year the Amazing Charity Race selected the LPS nonprofit to receive a $10,000 cash award for their efforts.
“What an amazing surprise for our students and our staff,” said LPS Principal Kevin Fancher. “We are thrilled to know that the Amazing Charity Race organizers believe in the mission of our initiative, and invested in our Tiger Community.”
“It is almost beyond words,” said Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker. “To receive such a large donation that will directly impact our students is just wonderful. We appreciate all of our staff members who volunteered their time to make this possible, and we thank the Amazing Charity Race for this generous donation.”
Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce President Cee Cee Collins, who has helped spearhead the LPS playground initiative represented LPS at the evening awards ceremony at Loveland’s The Works Restaurant Thursday, Aug. 27. Collins said the moment race organizers made the $10,000 donation announcement was one she will remember.
"My eyes welled with tears from both joy and shock!" said Collins. “I couldn't wait to tell Principal Fancher and the educators about the award. I went to LPS the next day and presented them with the check, and they couldn't have been happier or more surprised. They are such a great group of educators and staff. They really see the need for the playground and are willing to do what is needed to see the project come to fruition. We are fortunate to have such caring teachers.”
Click here to learn more about the LPS playground initiative – Growing Tiger Cubs Need to PLAY! Click here to make an online donation, or send a check to LPS made out to the Loveland Athletic Boosters. And – make sure you check out the video of our LPS students delivering a special message to the Amazing Charity Race!
Photo caption: LPS representative and Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce President Cee Cee Collins with Amazing Charity Race Board Member Tom Grome at the award ceremony.