Changes for GahannaThon 2018

Posted: 1/15/2018 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

The New and Improved Gahannathon

Contributing Journalist: Amelia Scheetz
Miss Scheetz is a Junior at Gahanna Lincoln High School

Gahanna Lincoln High is hosting a student vs. teacher basketball game on January 20th to raise money for kids with pediatric cancer. The event is called Gahannathon, and for the first time, it is open to the community.

In years past Gahannathon was a dance marathon open only to high school students. Gahanna Lincoln Student Council does the event every year to help raise money for the kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and partners with The Ohio State University’s Buckeyethon.GahannaThon

Student Council decided to change the event from a dance marathon to a basketball game because they wanted to raise attendance at the event in order to raise more awareness about the fundraiser. Before, only about 100 students would attend the event, and student council did not feel like they were reaching the students as well as they wanted to. Therefore, they decided to create an event that would get kids more excited to come and participate. If attendance increases, more students, and community members will get to experience the awesome fundraiser and make a difference. Also, Gahannathon hopes to become a great community event that brings everyone together supporting a common cause. 

Last year, Gahannathon raised over 32,000 dollars, and this year the goal has been set to 25,000 dollars. Buckeyethon last year raised over 1.5 million dollars, and Student Council continues to want to support the cause and help raise even more money for the kids. All of the money raised goes directly to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Two student teams are going to play one another to determine who will face the teacher team.

Gahannathon will begin at 2 pm, and costs $5 to get in. The community should look forward to a fun-filled event, full of raffle prizes, competitions, and activities for all ages. There will also be a variety of food options available at the event.

It would be well worth your time to come and support a great cause while having fun!


Changes for GahannaThon 2018

Posted: 1/15/2018 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

The New and Improved Gahannathon

Contributing Journalist: Amelia Scheetz
Miss Scheetz is a Junior at Gahanna Lincoln High School

Gahanna Lincoln High is hosting a student vs. teacher basketball game on January 20th to raise money for kids with pediatric cancer. The event is called Gahannathon, and for the first time, it is open to the community.

In years past Gahannathon was a dance marathon open only to high school students. Gahanna Lincoln Student Council does the event every year to help raise money for the kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and partners with The Ohio State University’s Buckeyethon.GahannaThon

Student Council decided to change the event from a dance marathon to a basketball game because they wanted to raise attendance at the event in order to raise more awareness about the fundraiser. Before, only about 100 students would attend the event, and student council did not feel like they were reaching the students as well as they wanted to. Therefore, they decided to create an event that would get kids more excited to come and participate. If attendance increases, more students, and community members will get to experience the awesome fundraiser and make a difference. Also, Gahannathon hopes to become a great community event that brings everyone together supporting a common cause. 

Last year, Gahannathon raised over 32,000 dollars, and this year the goal has been set to 25,000 dollars. Buckeyethon last year raised over 1.5 million dollars, and Student Council continues to want to support the cause and help raise even more money for the kids. All of the money raised goes directly to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Two student teams are going to play one another to determine who will face the teacher team.

Gahannathon will begin at 2 pm, and costs $5 to get in. The community should look forward to a fun-filled event, full of raffle prizes, competitions, and activities for all ages. There will also be a variety of food options available at the event.

It would be well worth your time to come and support a great cause while having fun!