Lenihan Ricochet group donates $2,500 to three organizations


Pictured seated are donation recipients during a special assembly at Lenihan Intermediate School held on May 23. Students from the Ricochet student leadership group (back row) presented $2,500 in donations to three organizations. Pictured in the front row are, Chris Voggesser, president of Make-A-Wish Iowa, Blaine Fisher and his mother Kandy Fisher, of Make-A-Wish Iowa, Leigh Bauder and Isabella Pantoja of Splash 4 Life and Shelly Deal of the Animal Rescue League.

The Lenihan Intermediate School student leadership group Ricochet held a special donation assembly at the school on May 23. Students donated a total of $2,500 to three organizations as a result of fundraisers it held throughout the school year.

The group donated $1,500 to Make-A-Wish Iowa and $500 each to Splash 4 Life (splash pad fundraising) and the local Animal Rescue League. Lenihan teacher Angie Lovell said Ricochet is all student driven and told the group she was proud of them.

“Kids raising money for kids is amazing,” said Chris Voggesser, president of Make-A-Wish Iowa, who presented Lehinan with a special plaque as he received the $1,500 donation.