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Fairfield to host Pekin in Pride Scrimmage

Nov 15, 2016

Pekin High School is participating in the Iowa Hall of Pride’s new community service initiative, the “Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge.” The Pekin girls basketball team will be participating in a “Pride Scrimmage” on 6 p.m. Friday against the Trojans at Fairfield High School.

As part of the Pride Challenge, all participating schools have identified a community service project that is meaningful for their school and community. The Pekin girls basketball team has chosen to do a Donate Life Night during their Dec. 9 home basketball game for their community service project.

This event will take place at Pekin High School in Packwood. Two high school students that have received life saving organ donations and countless friends, family members and acquaintances that have been organ donors. The school’s goal is to raise awareness for the importance of organ donation and encourage others to sign up to be donors. Pekin will sell T-shirts and holding a silent auction. All of the proceeds from the sale of T-shirts and silent auction will go to the Iowa Donor Network.

Many schools already incorporate community service as an extension of learning in the classroom. The Pride Challenge is highlighted by “Pride Scrimmages,” where participating schools are permitted to use one of their three allotted basketball scrimmages to play a live game under all normal game conditions, although the game does not count on a team’s record.

The inaugural statewide Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge takes place Nov. 14 through Dec. 17. A complete rundown of Pride Challenge information is available online at www.iowahallofpride.com.

The Iowa Hall of Pride opened to the public on Feb. 23, 2005. The interactive museum imparts a sense of place to all who visit and preserves Iowa’s rich heritage. The museum features dozens of exhibits that engage the visitor in experiencing the stories of Iowa’s communities and their heroes. There is a strong emphasis on education and how it has helped shape the people of Iowa. A visit to the Iowa Hall of Pride is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience that takes visitors on a nostalgic trip in a very high tech, interactive way.


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