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Programs > LEAP > Coins for a Cause Challenge

January 1 - February 28, 2014

The WIAA's LEAP Committee (student leaders) started Coins for a Cause in 2009 as a way to raise money for local non-profit organizations at WIAA State Championships.

That year at State Basketball, the LEAP students organized a coin collection competition where students were selected from each of the participating schools during halftime of each game and competed to see who could collect the most money among their fans.  All proceeds went to Special Olympics Washington.
Coins for a Cause has become an annual feature of the Gridiron Classic (State Football) and the Hardwood Classic (State Basketball).  As of the fall of 2013, Coins for a Cause has raised over $26,000 for organizations such as Special Olympics Washington, Northwest Harvest and InvestED.

This year, Coins for a Cause will be raising money for Special Olympics Washington at the State Basketball Championships.  In addition to the halftime competition, the WIAA has teamed up with Projekt Karma to add an EXCITING, NEW ONLINE FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE!

We're challenging your school to raise money for
Special Olympics Washington through Projekt Karma's easy-to-use online funding platform.  From January 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014, any school interested in participating can set up a 'projekt' committed to raising money for Special Olympics Washington on Projekt Karma.

It only takes a few minutes to set up your page.  You'll just need a teacher/adult to be the advisor of your projekt.

At the end of February 2014, the school that has raised the most money will be recognized for their efforts at the 
2014 State Basketball Championships.  The winning school will also receive a variety of cool prizes!

In 2012 alone, more than 8,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities participated in Special Olympics Washington programs, and the funds raised throughout the year help make those events free for the athletes to participate.  If you're interested in helping to contribute to this important organization...

Special Olympics Washington provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical  fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

It's simple, Give it. Get it. We believe that when you give, you get. We are thrilled to offer an exciting platform where people can connect and start the ripple effect of good karma. Crowdfunding is the revolutionary way to help propel positive actions. Lots of people giving small amounts  can make great things happen quickly all over the world. The “crowd” has the power to decide which projekts they want to fund and support.

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