FVHS MSA MIST Nationals Fund
Organized by: Salma Nasoordeen
EVENT DATE Jul 23, 2015
Assalamualikum and Peace be Upon You!
My name is Salma Nasoordeen and Im going to be a junior at Fountain Valley Highschool. Every year my school's MSA competes in SoCal MIST which is an inter scholastic tournament held by Muslims for Muslims. This tournament is a big deal here in California and many students from different schools compete. This year we were determined to win! Alhamdullilah our school placed first overall and it was an emotional time for everyone who competed because it was the first time our school won a title along with 2 individual titles. It was one of the most memorable times in my life!
This year will be our first year going to MIST Nationals which is held in Houston, Texas or most commonly known as the "birthplace of MIST". MSA's from New York, Chicago, Washington, and etc. come to compete. The (14 of us) high school MSA students you can imagine are very low on funds and the trip is very costly! In Sha Allah with your help the smallest amount of money will be a humongous burden of our shoulders.
The competition is on Friday,August 7th-Sunday,August 9th which means we have to book our hotel for 2 nights and it comes out to $278 and we booked 5 rooms there fore the total cost of the hotel is $1390.
Also for each of us the flight ranges from $160-$300 per person.
Our goal is to raise 5,000 dollars to pay for the flight, the hotel, extra spending, and surprise costs.What a great time to donate to young Muslims striving to achieve academic excellence during this Holy month of Ramadan.
Message from Arwa Khan (FVHS MSA Member) : We are calling for help, from anyone and anywhere. So MIST is basically a competiotion for MSAs (Muslim Student Association) to compete with other MSAs in the state. There are different competitions like basketball, debate, improv, and much more. If you do well in state, you go to nationals. My MSA won at state, so we are planning to go to nationals. The thing is, it costs a bunch of money. Ww wont let that stop us though. We are planning to fundraise for the cost of our MIST participants. We need help. We need help. Anyone's help. That means you. Please donate. Any amount. If you can't, ask you parents. If they can't, spread the word. That helps as much as money would. Please.