High School Seniors Share the “Love” with The Hunger Project
With their tennis tournament titled “Love-All,” a group of high school students in Pueblo, Colorado creatively partnered to raise funds for Hunger Project programs around the world.
Seniors Andrea Beltramo, Lauren Howe-Kerr, Carysa McCown, Brianna Norbury, Erika Retzlaff and Ana Rios are classmates in an International Baccalaureate diploma program that asks students to organize an event incorporating creativity, action and community service. All six students play tennis and felt that a tournament would be a “fun and unique way to raise money.” We are honored that they selected The Hunger Project as the recipient of tournament proceeds. About the choice, Lauren Howe-Kerr said, “We liked the Hunger Project because it teaches people to be self-sustainable instead of just providing one time aid.”
With the partnership of Pueblo Parks and Recreation Coordinator, Andrea Ortiz, the students’ tournament brought together 50 Pueblo residents of various skill levels and was a rousing success, raising nearly $500 for the sustainable end of hunger!
The students hope to continue the culture of philanthropy in their school by passing responsibility for the tournament on to the rising Junior class. Parks Coordinator Ortiz has graciously agreed to assist students organizing this new tradition in the coming years.
On behalf of the women, men and children in Africa, South Asia and Latin America working each and every day for a better world: THANK YOU!