A group of 20 Coon Rapids High School students working to attend out of state leadership events have a story to tell for the rest of their lives.
For 24 hours straight, students with DECA played a continuous game of kickball. The game kicked off at 8 a.m. on Saturday and didn’t wrap up until Sunday morning.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for future roles in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. In order to participate, each member had to find three sponsors willing to give one dollar an hour. They also had to find local businesses willing to donate food and drinks to keep the game going all day and night.
DECA advisor Blake Bodenburg says the fundraiser is an exercise in leadership that will help pay for travel expenses ranging from $700 to $3,000. After 24 hours and 244 innings, the final score was 278 to 270.