Putnam City North High School students plan auction to raise money for Make-A-Wish

Children with life-threatening illnesses will benefit from the efforts of students at Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City.
BY STEVE LINDLEY Modified: February 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm •  Published: February 2, 2013
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Kathy Kutch, student council sponsor, said students worked hard to get items for the silent auction, but their parents also deserve thanks.

“Once again, our parents have pulled through and have been extremely helpful in obtaining incredible items for our silent auction,” Kutch said.

Other activities

In conjunction with Heisman Week in April, students also are planning fundraisers such as carnival games, a male beauty pageant, dodge ball, a bowling night and powder-puff football tournaments.

Students will get extra motivation when Charlie and Emma are introduced to the student body during the Heisman Week kickoff assembly.

Putnam City North students have experience helping grant wishes. The 2010-2011 school year was the first year the students raised funds for Make-A-Wish. Students raised more than $11,000 to send one child to Disney World and build a playground for another. The next year they raised more than $28,000 to send two children to Disney World, another child to Hollywood, and granted the wish of their very own Lorelei Decker to be a Thunder coach for the day.

How to help

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The foundation has 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma, go to www.oklahoma.wish.org.

Steve Lindley is spokesman for Putnam City Schools.