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Offering a Helping Hand at Woodland

“The wheels on the bus go ______ and ______.” 

While the wheels on the bus may go round and round, for DECA’s annual event, Helping Hands, the bus stays completely stationary in the Woodland courtyard.

“[Helping Hands] is an event where we invite the student body to put their hand on the bus and see who can keep their hand on it the longest,” said Emma Fabrizi, President of DECA

On June 3rd at 9 a.m. all participants, who have paid the $15 entry fee, will await the siren sounding at the beginning of the competition. In order to make the competition more competitive, the participants will be asked to play a series of games.

“We will have them do a water balloon toss, play Simon Says, stop a frisbee with their foot, and hop around on one foot,” said Fabrizi.

The winners of these mini competitions will receive $50, $25, and $15 giftcards to local businesses. In addition, the grand prize of this event is $100 for the first place winner, $50 for the second place winner, and $25 for the first place winner.

Members of the DECA club have also asked for donations from businesses such as Hometown Pizza, Cross Point Nutrition, The Big Dipper, and The Brunch House. All money raised from this event, besides the cash rewards for the competition, will be donated to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

DECA hopes that by offering a fun activity and an incentive, the kids will be motivated to get involved and donate to charity. Last year, the Helping Hands event raised over $1,000, and this year they plan to exceed that amount. Fabrizi is hopeful that the event will be another huge success for DECA.

“By participating in this event, not only can you win money, but you are supporting a good cause and assisting with cancer research.”

Ava Muharem

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