Burns Elementary to host “Champions for Kids” event to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital

Burns Elementary School will host its second Champions for Kids event from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, with funds raised going to Norton Children’s Heart Institute. Families are invited to attend the total reveal after 5:05 p.m.

Students dedicate their time during the event to the children and families who benefit from Norton Children’s Hospital. BES students will participate in a variety of activities and games, spend time creating art for Norton patients, and complete a service project.

“Our 2019 Champions event was more successful than we ever imagined,” said Larkin Gray, BES Interventionist and Champion for Kids sponsor. “Raising over $7,000 that year was incredible. We have received so much support from our BES families who have been positively impacted by this organization and continue to hear stories about their experiences with the hospital.

Gray said the school planned to hold this event in 2020, but plans were canceled due to the pandemic.

“Our hope is to bring the champions back year after year to Burns and continue the tradition of giving back,” Gray said. “We want students to have fun and make a difference at the same time. By playing games but also by making something for the children of Norton’s, they learn valuable lessons about the small ways they can have a positive impact on other children.

The Champions for Kids event will include a $10 entry fee, which will be used towards the purchase of a BES Champion for Kids t-shirt and donation.

“At BES, we are always looking for ways to help others,” Gray said. “It’s a small way for Burns staff, students and families to have a big impact.”

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