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What is Gridiron Giving?

Gridiron Giving is a partnership program in which high schools in the OK Conference and Wendy’s of Michigan raise funds for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The concept behind Gridiron Giving is for each high school to designate one home football game during their season as their “Gridiron Giving” game. At the ticket booth and/or gate student representatives ask attendees for a donation to support Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in exchange for a Wendy’s free Frosty tag. This is a structured fundraising initiative that provides leadership opportunities for students while giving back to the community.

Funds are combined as a single gift from the OK Conference, and the schools that participated will be recognized at the end of the season at a special thank you luncheon when the total is announced. Schools that go above and beyond with their fundraising efforts will also be recognized at the thank you luncheon with the “Spirit of Giving” award.

Since its inaugural year in 2013, Gridiron Giving has partnered with over 75 high schools and 200 students in hosting Gridiron Giving games raising over $316,000 for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. 

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