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MSU, Mankato Community Engagement Takes Top Honors at March Gladness
MSU, Mankato Community Engagement Takes Top Honors at March Gladness for Cardz for Kidz, a competition between colleges and universities to make the most cards for children in hospitals.
The Maverick March Gladness Team made 571 cards, 357 more than all other schools combined.
Congratulations to all who made cards for the March Gladness card making competition for Cardz for Kids. According to the Cardz for Kidz facebook page, MSU, Mankato was determined the winner. The bar chart indicates that the Maverick March Gladness Team won by a landslide, thanks to the efforts of the full Maverick community. Other schools in the competitition included Florida, Hamilton, DePaul, UIC, Drexel and Washington State. The Maverick March Gladness Team made 571 cards, 357 more than all other schools combined.
The Community Engagement Office lead the effort for the 2018 Maverick March Gladness Team, in support of Cardz for Kidz, a non-profit that distributed cards for children in hospitals. During March Gladness, schools across the country made uplifting, homemade cards for children in the hospital. Guidelines indicated that whichever school made the most cards in accordance with their guidelines will determine the city where they will send the cards. Mavs In Action voted to share the cards with Gillette Children's Hospital in Minnesota and with a hospital in St. Louis. To meet the guidelines and “count’ in the competition:
The Community Engagement Office continues to encourage volunteers to make cards, even though the competition is over. Interested in making cards? Here’s how you can help:
Questions about our role in this project can be directed to the Community Engagement Office or Karen Anderson. To see more pictures and stories about Cardz for Kidz, please check out their website www.cardzforkidz.org; like them on Facebook; follow them on Twitter and Instagram; or visit their Google+ or LinkedIn pages! Also, check out some of their videos on YouTube