|Posted on February 26, 2011 at 11:07 AM|
On February 18, I had the privilege of being part of MetroThon 2011, a six-hour dance marathon designed to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital and the children it serves. The event was hosted by Metro Early College High School inpartnership with BuckeyeThon, Ohio State University's student philanthropy organization.
The DJ for the evening was Adnane Rhazzal, also know as "DJ Sho” and a former Metro student. He did a great job playing dance music throughout the evening that was thoroughly enjoyed by the students. My part of the program was teaching and calling square dances along with a couple of round mixer dances for 45 minutes.
Other activities for the evening included dodgeball, karaoke, double dutch rope jumping, quilting,eating and learning a line dance that everyone performed toward theend of the evening. The students were enthusiastic, positive and committed to raise funds to “stand up” for children who can not stand up for themselves. The students did not sit down until the end of the evening after learning they surpassed their fundraising goal of $10,000 by bringing in over $14,600. A mother and her young son told a compelling story of how they benefitted tremendously from programs and services at Nationwide Children's Hospital. People may still donate at this Children's Miracle Network site.
Way to go Metro students and everyone who contributed to the success of the event!