The Sunbury Galena Rotary Club scheduled another game for Tuesday, February 28, 2017! The Big Walnut gymnasium was packed on March 2, 2016! Watching the Wizards’ tricks and basketball style and the high energy of the principals, teachers and coaches that played to represent all of the Big Walnut Local Schools was a night to remember. The gym reverberated with laughter and a community spirit that will be remembered for years to come!
All of the money raised from this fundraiser goes toward Sunbury-Galena Rotary charities. In fact, during May of 2015, we provided $5,500 in scholarships to Big Walnut High School seniors and to two of the Delaware Area Career Center graduates from funds raised during the Wizards game. In 2016, we provided $3,500 in scholarships to Big Walnut High School seniors, contributed $2,500 to Friends of the Trail Brick Trail Fund for completion, $3700 to Design Outreach (a Sunbury, Ohio company) in support of a water pump sent in 2016 to Africa; $300 to American legion to support students going to Buckeye Boys/Girls State; $1,960 for the first BWHS Student Leadership Summit - a full day leadership program held July 28, 2016 designed for 60 student leaders; $500 book donation to the Community Library to purchase children’s books; $800 Swim for Life - swimming lessons for 18 Big Walnut kids that never learned to swim and $250 contribution to provide food for the students attending the District's Youth Exchange Weekend.