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G-T elementary raises funds for Witten’s Warriors

April 18, 2014
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

Saving a penny isn't much these days. But like anything, saving a whole bunch of pennies can sometimes do a lot of good.

That's what Graettinger-Terril elementary students learned as they gathered pennies for Witten's Warriors.

Witten's Warriors raises awareness for cerebral palsy and money to supply equipment to children with special needs. It was started by Steffan and Maygen Carey, parents of 4-year-old Witten, who has cerebral palsy.

G-T second grade teacher Becky Masters has a son, Jake, who races stock car at the local tracks. Jake races as a Witten's Warrior after he became friends with the Careys.

The G-T Elementary School in Terril has 190 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade who helped raise the money.

Masters said the students raised $1,214 in a penny war for Witten's Warriors.

As a reward, Jake and his boss, Stefan Sybesma, brought their stock cars to Terril to show the kids on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Masters said Witten recently had an operation that should help him to walk by the time he turns six. Witten will be five in May.



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