Math + volleyball = help for Hospice

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Organizers Amy Koomans, left, and Natasha Lugtiheid ponder the next bracket for the volleyball tournament at the Chatham Christian School Saturday. The Grade 12 students raised $1,263 for the Chatham-Kent Hospice in the tournament that they used as a math project.
Organizers Amy Koomans, left, and Natasha Lugtiheid ponder the next bracket for the volleyball tournament at the Chatham Christian School Saturday. The Grade 12 students raised $1,263 for the Chatham-Kent Hospice in the tournament that they used as a math project.

A pair of Grade 12 students at Chatham Christian School was given a challenging task for their mathematics project by teacher Anneka Gretton.

“We were told we had to do something that would benefit the community and so we decided on a volleyball tournament,” said Amy Koomans. “We needed to get the event organized and follow through.”

Natasha Lugtiheid said math came in when determining brackets for the event, keeping score and seeding teams as they advanced.

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“We also had to make sure we had a financial plan for expenses, revenue and profit,” she said.

In the end, the expenses turned out to be zero, since Lally Kia, school staff, Team Varsity Sports and others stepped up with donations.

“We charged $120 per team to enter and we had a donation box so that people watching could contribute,” she said.

The event ended up raising $1,263 that will be donated to the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

 

 

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