Students Create a Hole in One Fundraiser

A.C. Reynolds High School (ACRHS) Key Club service project landed a hole in one for making a difference with a unique student-led food drive. Key Club is known for making the world a better place through service. For the second year, the students have held a Putt for Hunger Tournament benefiting MANNA Food Bank. In order to make the event successful, students had to market the tournament, recruit and register teams, sell refreshments, and play in the tournament.

“This is a project that the students can arrange on their own,” said English Teacher and Key Club Advisor Elizabeth Love. “The Putt for Hunger tournament gives them a sense of responsibility and empowerment.”

Those qualities help the students create a positive influence beyond ACRHS and give back to the community that has given them so much.

“The goal in these projects, as in everything Key Club does, is to teach students that they have the power to make a positive difference in their community,” Ms. Love said. “Kids often don't have money themselves to donate to causes they care about, but they can serve with their hands, hearts, and minds.”

Ms. Love was amazed by the amount of dedication students poured into this event. The group successfully raised over $700 to help those in the area.

“I'm very proud of the leadership the students demonstrated throughout the event,” she explained. “They took initiative and followed through on plans and ideas. We also had a great time, which counts for something as well!”