Foundation hosts third Giving Day April 3

The Spirit Sprint Relay Challenge and Slime Challenge were among the highlights of the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation’s third annual Giving Day Wednesday, April 3 in the gym.

All proceeds benefited the Foundation’s core mission: providing access to IVCC to students-in-need. The first Giving Day in April 2017 netted $23,500 thanks in part to title sponsor Hometown National Bank of La Salle, again the sponsor in 2019 with its $3,000 gift.

Seven teams comprised of students, faculty and staff competed in the first Spirit Sprint Relay Challenge. In the challenge, teams competed in a series of five tasks to see who finished first.

Rounding out the event is the Slime Challenge where employees Quintin Overocker, Vince Brolley, Kyle Fogle, Aseret Loveland and Cynthia Cardosi vied for the ‘privilege’ of being slimed. The employee raising the most contributions had a bucket of slime dumped on their head. The slime was created by Chem Club students.

Winners of the Hamilton and White Sox ticket raffles were drawn.

Free pizza was provided by Pizzas by Marchelloni in Peru, free popcorn courtesy of IVCC athletics and Pepsi provided free water to all at the Giving Day III event.

Raffle tickets were available for two top prizes: two Hamilton tickets plus parking pass for the June 5 matinee performance at the CIBC Theatre and four White Sox tickets plus parking pass courtesy of WCMY.

The IVCC Foundation awards about 250 scholarships annually and has distributed over $1 million in scholarships the past four years combined.