Idaho Lottery Gives Back To Magic Valley Schools
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Idaho Lottery hosted the largest scratch-off event to benefit Magic Valley public schools on Wednesday.
Scratch for schools is the fastest five minute fundraiser for public schools in Idaho.
"It's an annual fundraiser event that we do around the State of Idaho; this is the largest single event that we have ever hosted in the Magic Valley. We have over 70-schools competing that's over 215-administrators, principals, teachers, and PTO members, came down to raise a little extra cash for their schools” said David Workman Spokesperson, Idaho Lottery.
Participating schools dressed to show their school spirit and scratch up to 300-lottery bookworm bucks to earn money for students.
"Our school cafeteria needs a couple of new items were looking to buying a new microwave and possibly like a new refrigeration unit” said George Collier, Camas County High School.
"The money I'm going to get personally I would like it to go to student activities that have been cut” said Cristy Hansen, Murtaugh High School.
Statewide 450-campuses will earn money in the scratch-off.
"We just try to get as much money as we can for the kids; we are just trying to do the best as we can to help them" said Cristy Hansen, Murtaugh High School.
Since the program began the Idaho Lottery has returned over five-hundred thousand dollars.
Robert Stuart Middle School in Twin Falls took home the most money, earning more than six hundred dollars.
Overall Idaho Lottery gave away more than 14-thousand dollars to Magic Valley Schools.