Let the games begin! Planning and fundraising is already underway for the fourth annual RACCy Olympics, to be held on April 25, 2014 from 2-5 p.m.
Our benefactor this year is again Olivet Boys & Girls Club. Last year, the Olympic teams raised $16,382.69 for this wonderful and worthy organization. Our goal this year is $20,000.
Olivet provides a safe after-school space, homework assistance, healthy snacks and meals, exercise and sports activities, guidance and structure to the youth of the Greater Reading Area. The positive outcome of Olivet on the community can be seen in the following statistics:
- 90% of elementary school club members increased or maintained their reading level.
- 69% of secondary school members improved or maintained good grades.
- 88% of club members stay away from tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
- 82% of Club members stay away from violence and fighting.
- Club girls are 80% less likely to become pregnant in their teens.
The RACCy Olympics is an afternoon filled with crazy and unique games — no physical prowess required — in which teams of students and staff compete for an overall title. Prior to the actual event, teams compete with fundraisers throughout the year. There are prizes for the top fundraising team and also the top individual fundraiser. You can get involved by forming a team with other students and/or staff. Use the registration form below and submit to the Student Activities Office.
Businesses can show their support by sponsoring an ad in the event program booklet.
If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Heinbach, RACCy Olympics Chair, in the Student Activities Office, SUB 105, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2-3 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15, 2-3 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m.
All meetings are in the Ravens Lounge in the Student Union Building.
Slideshows from past RACCy Olympics
View the slideshow from the 2011 RACCy Olympics.
View the slideshow from the 2012 RACCy Olympics.
View the slideshow from the 2013 RACCy Olympics.