Charger Challenge History
The Charger Challenge Committee was formed in 2011 following the tragic loss of one of FCA’s Kindergarten students. The goal of the committee was to demonstrate the Core Virtue of compassion by raising funds for the affected family through a 5K run/walk. The Charger Challenge is now an annual event, benefitting families in the Casper community who are in need. The committee is also responsible for getting donations from individuals and businesses for a raffle that takes place during the event. Committee members should be available to help with pre-registration and race day events. Please contact Kenda Spicher if you are interested in being a part of this committee.
This year’s Charger Challenge beneficiary is….
Wyoming Food for Thought Project is an independently run, local non-profit 501©3 organization founded on the idea that a local solution to hunger is possible. Located in Casper, Wyoming they’re changing the face of hunger in our community and our state by creating solutions that put the power of change in the community’s hands.
Our 2015 beneficiary was the Jason’s Friends Foundation. The mission of Jason’s Friends is to assist Wyoming families whose children suffer from childhood cancers or brain or spinal cord tumors by providing critical non-medical financial assistance, advocacy and encouragement.
In 2014 the Charger Challenge benefited the NCSD Homeless Program. Around 400 students in our school district have been identified as homeless. (That’s about how many students are enrolled at Fort Caspar Academy!) The NCSD Homeless Program provides community and educational services to those students and their families. Money raised in this year’s Charger Challenge will help to provide those services