Jimmy Fund invites area schools to participate in Scooper Schools Program

March 15, 2011

Here is the scoop: The Jimmy Fund is looking for area schools, youth groups and other student organizations to participate in the Jimmy Fund Scooper Schools Program. Now in its sixth year, the Jimmy Fund Scooper Schools Program provides students in New England the opportunity to earn free admission for a day at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® by planning and participating in fundraising projects for the Jimmy Fund.

The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® takes place on June 7, 8, and 9 at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. More than 10 tons and 30 flavors of popular ice creams and other frozen treats will be served at this all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. All proceeds support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Participating schools have the opportunity to earn free admission to the event based on their fundraising totals. Fundraising a minimum of $250 provides free event admission for 30 students/teachers. The higher the totals, the more tickets the group will receive. From read-a-thons to car washes, bake sales to ice cream sundae parties, and even basketball tournaments, the Scooper Schools Program encourages participants to get creative in their fundraising projects. Since its inception in 2006, the program has raised more than $46,000 for the Jimmy Fund.

The Scooper Bowl® is open from noon to 8 p.m. Scooper Bowl® general admission is $8, $4 for children ages 3-9, and free for children under 3. For more information on the Scooper Schools Program, visit www.scooperbowl.org or e-mail scooper_bowl@dfci.harvard.edu.

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