OM team nearing funding goal

Grand Canyon School's Odyssey of the Mind team is seeking sponsors for their trip to World Finals in Maryland May 31-June 3.

The team is trying to raise $10,000 and is offering levels of sponsorship. Businesses that contribute will be featured on the team's shirts at the competition.

The levels are: $25 - Brighty, $50 - Trail Guide, $100 - Harvey Girl, $250 - River Guide, $500 - Powell Explorer.

Donations made to OM through the Arizona State Tax Credit are deductible from owed taxes, up to $200 for single filers, $400 for married filing jointly. Just make out checks to Grand Canyon School and designate OM on the memo line.

Send donations to Grand Canyon School, c/o Judi Beckerleg, Box 519, 1 Boulder St., Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023.

For more information, contact OM coach Amy McBroom at 638-2461.

Donors so far: $1,200 - Thick Roofing; $1,000 - MSSC, Grand Canyon Lions Club; $500 (Powell Explorer) - Red Feather Lodge (two PE sponsorships), Grand Canyon PTA, Grand Canyon Rotary Club; $400 tax credit donations - Jen Wadsworth, Brad and Slim Houston as well as his parents; $300 - fourth grade; $250 (River Guide) - Grand Hotel; $200 tax credit donations - Melanie Pergiel; $150 - Elementary Student Council; $100 (Harvey Girl) - Café Tusayan, Bowman family, RPs Stage Stop, Franz Rotter; $50 (Trail Guide) - Robert Valentine, Lydia Martinez; $25 (Brighty) - Jim and Ray, Efran Valerio, Anne K. Brew, Ruben Elias.

The silent auction raised $605, which included the $60 sale of a vintage Shirley Temple doll donated by Dr. Sheila Breen. The team also raised $311.50 selling food.

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