The Lee’s Summit High School boys cross country team recently went the extra mile in its annual fundraising, designating a portion of all money raised by the team to a charity that helps children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.
The team sold Hy-Vee coupon books for $5 each, and team members decided that $1 from every book sold would go to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jonas Borchert, a LSHS student, is battling Ewing Sarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer. Tiger Smart, a LSHS organization, is working toward raising $5,000 to help Make-A-Wish fund Jonas’ trip to Hawaii.
Through the recent fundraiser, the LSHS boys cross country team donated $440 toward the school’s drive to raise money for Jonas’ trip.