More than $100,000 was raised during the eight-hour dance at Windermere High School.
The Wolverines of Windermere High School gathered in the gymnasium Saturday, Feb. 29, for an eight-hour dance-a-thon to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network and Orlando Health’s Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. A total of $103,103.23 was raised during the afternoon and evening.
The top five fundraisers were Madison Hayes, $2,619; Ashley Hoffman, $2,483; Drew Siegel, $2,432.74; Macy Hayes, $2,296; and Ryan Athay, $1,748. The executive board raised more than $20,000.
The two biggest sponsors were KSA Events, with $1,500; and Unicorp, with $1,000.
“I think some people may think we get huge donations, but that is not the case,” said Hoffman, adviser of the Student Government Association. “The kids gave 100% effort for $100,000.”
Students played games, raced through inflatable obstacle courses, danced and even jailed their friends.
“It was an amazing night with lots of tears and joy at all that was accomplished,” Hoffman said.