Project Grad raises money through corn hole tourney

About 50 teams of parents, local citizens, graduates and current Gardner Edgerton High School students gathered at Legacy Elite on New Century Parkway to battle each other in a fun, but competitive game of corn hole to raise money for the Gardner Edgerton High School Project Grad.

Trisha Williams, par-ent and one of four event organizers, said the event turnout was beyond amazing.

“We have the best community around,” she said.“Project Grad keeps kids safe the night they graduate while allowing them to have fun. The community had always been very supportive.”

Williams said every year a new set of senior class parents take the reigns in planning the fundraising activities for that year’s Project Grad.

She said she hopes that people have fun at the corn hole event, and maybe it will continue to be held as a fundraising event for each senior class.

$8,660 was raised on Saturday, Jan. 21 to support the 2023 graduating class. There was also a silent auction with items ranging from a garage door opener, solo stove to BBQ classes and a car detailing certificate, a raffle for items such as signed KU jerseys, BBQ gift baskets and more and a BBQ lunch for $5. Participating teams had their lunch included.