DEVON – More than 130 Devon Prep upper school students stayed “Up for a Cause” recently to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP) sponsored the event, a 12-hour night of fun and games beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and ending at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Nearly $25,000 was raised for the hospital.
Helping Devon Prep kick off this annual event were members of the North Philadelphia Foot Stompers, an award-winning youth drum corps comprised of inner city young people who live in the neighborhoods served by St. Elizabeth’s Community Center. Each year Devon Prep conducts food, clothing and school supplies drives that benefit the center.
After their performance, the students spent the night participating in a variety of activities including basketball, dodge ball, soccer, board games, raffles and watching movies.
CAP began “Up for a Cause” 10 years ago to raise money for charity. Devon Prep was the first high school in the country to attempt the event, which has since raised over $200,000 for hospitals that care for ill children.