Jr. Ski to Sea team raises money for great cause
Whether or not Team Sweet Water wins the elementary school girls’ division in the Junior Ski to Sea, these six third-graders are already huge winners.
What else can you call six girls who have been ambitious enough to raise more than $4,000 for Bellingham-based Evangeline International’s Ethiopian water wells project?
“But we’re going to race hard. We’re going all out to win!” said 8-year-old Jayden Soulier, daughter of Evangeline International founder Angi Soulier.
Even though they are only a few dollars short of their pre-race fund-raising goal of $4,200 — the cost of labor and equipment to construct a deep, hand-dug well in a rural area of Ethiopia — the six girls hope to inspire community members to add to the pot during festivities at Lake Padden Park on Saturday, May 19. Read More »