RSU 83/MSAD 13 Community Raises Funds for Type I Diabetes Awareness

Valley Jr & Sr High School held their 8th annual Fill the Gym night on January 17th. This year Type I Diabetes Awareness was chosen to receive the funds raised. Local businesses, organizations, and community members in RSU 83/MSAD 13 donated items to be raffled off for the cause. There were over 55 items donated for the raffle. The raffle was held during the Varsity basketball games between Valley and Rangeley High School. The Rangeley teams, parents and community members have supported this event for many years. This year the sophomore class donated their share of the 50/50 raffle to the Type I Diabetes Awareness.

There were special events during the half times of the basketball games. One of the activities was “Can you shoot better than a 5th Grader? Fifth graders invited an adult to shoot against them to see who could make the most baskets in two minutes.

Type I Diabetes Awareness will receive over $1000 from this fund-raising event.

This story was submitted by Sandra MacArthur, Superintendent of MSAD 13/RSU 83 as part of the Maine Schools Sharing Success Campaign. To submit a story or an idea email Rachel Paling at rachel.paling@maine.gov.