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Give the gift of STEM education taught through roller skating to underserved kids for the holidays

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THE STORY:

Sparks believes a robust hands-on learning environment in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can have a positive impact on students and open their minds to new possibilities for their future careers. Opportunities in hands-on STEM sparks curiosity, interest - that pivotal “a-ha” moment that could change a child’s perception of STEM and STEM careers from “I can’t” to “I will?”

Through Sparks, access to engaging field trips is no longer a financial barrier that oftentimes prevents disadvantaged students from reaching their full potential.

Sparks is raising donor funds to cover the costs associated with educational field trips, allowing all students to have the opportunity to participate in hands-on STEM enrichment regardless of their schools’ financial constraints.

Designed and taught by experts in the fields of STEM, Spark's hands-on, project-based programs immerse students in STEM topics while also providing physical fitness activities through roller skating.

Engaging in Sparks closes the gap between students learning about STEM and knowing how STEM applies in the real world. Imagine exploring friction, force, center of mass, distance and spatial relationships by taking apart a roller skate and discovering the science of its design. Or how about reinforcing math concepts as students calculate a skater’s speed as it relates to rink design and music tempo. As well as learning about types of sound waves, sound frequency, ​types of light when studying rink design and its effects on sound and light- and then having a direct experience of what they learned while roller skating. Engagement is the key to learning and learning is the key to future opportunities.

With your help, we can reach our goal of providing funding for at least 1000 disadvantaged youth for school-time STEM programming. For every $11 contribution, you can give 1 disadvantaged student: 45 minutes of engaging hands-on STEM lesson 2 hours of roller skating and physical fitness (lesson included) and 1 hot meal.

Please contribute to give 1 ($11 donation), 2 ($22 donation), 5 ($55 donation) 10 ($110 donation) or even more students the gift of Spark's programming. Any level of contribution you can afford will have a deep impact on the life of a disadvantaged student.

Sparks partners with United Skates of America to provide its STEM programs in its 19 roller skating rinks across the US. All donations go directly towards covering field trip costs. You can make a difference. 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,021

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Arlene and Dennis Hirschfelder

     

  • Michele Timmons

    $50

  • Gale Mondry and Bruce Cohen

    $110

  • Ellen Hufbauer

    $110

  • ♡ Roller Skating

    $10

  • The Hatch Family

    $50

  • Liz Notti

    $50

  • Christopher Metz

    $55

  • Wendy Cohen

    $55

  • Mack Hartwell

    $55

  • Ron Creten

    $100

  • Brandon Kozar (Matrix)

    $25

  • Adam Berman

    $180

  • Elise Keppler and Ali Muney

    $55

  • Kathleen Metz

    $55

  • Richard Fiedotin

    $55

  • Jacqueline Gerson

    $50

  • Josh, Kate and Ayla

    $110

  • Neil Beaver

    $55

  • Brian & Joel

    $50

  • katie teague

     

  • Brooke & Dave Bryand

    $55

  • John & Becky

     

  • Daniels Family

    $11

  • Carol Njus

    $50

  • John & Mary Smith

     

  • Mark kroll

    $55

  • Greg & Kristen Thielen

    $55

  • Insurance Office of Central Ohio/Hope & Herb

    $55

  • Auntie B and Sluggo

    $55

  • Laura Kiff

    $22

  • Alllan and Fran Kaufman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $55

  • Beth and Ray Michaelsen

    $55

  • The Michalak Family

    $20

  • Jan Reicher

     

  • The Katz Family

     

  • Daniel Newbrun

    $55

  • Micah, Elias and Adam Traeger-Hirschfelder

    $55

  • Roberta & Mark Cooper

    $55

  • Eddie, Jamie, Aiden, & assorted livestock

    $55

  • Kim Parker/Dan Mach

    $55

  • annonymous

     

  • Arlene Bush

    $55

  • carol and norman traeger

    $100

  • Victoria Rome

    $22

  • The Ripleys

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Cap'n Chill

    $50

  • Brooke H

    $75

  • The Vidal/Stones

    $25

  • Varda Rabin

    $55

  • Mary's Daycare

     

  • J. A. Hornbuckle

    $22

  • John & Mary Curfman

    $11

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27% Raised of $11,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,021 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jen Traeger

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Josh Traeger

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$110

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Lisa Ingenito

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$110

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Karen Palermo Jean-Baptiste

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$100

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Brian Campbell

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$66

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Karissa Vital

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$60

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Arlene Bush

Amount Raised

$55

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Jim Dvorak

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$50

Donor Comments

John & Mary Curfman

John & Mary Curfman

DONATION: $11

3 years ago

J. A. Hornbuckle

J. A. Hornbuckle

DONATION: $22

3 years ago

Mary's Daycare

Mary's Daycare

3 years ago

Varda Rabin

Varda Rabin

DONATION: $55

3 years ago

The Vidal/Stones

The Vidal/Stones

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Brooke H

Brooke H

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Cap'n Chill

Cap'n Chill

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $60

3 years ago

The Ripleys

The Ripleys

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Victoria Rome

Victoria Rome

DONATION: $22

3 years ago