Grotte conquers Halftime Kicker Challenge
Eighth-grader Kamron Grotte, conquered the United Community Bank Halftime Kicker Challenge during the Des Lacs-Burlington vs. Velva football game on Friday, October 15. By making the kick, DLB’s National Honor Society (NHS) Chapter received a $1,000 donation on Grotte’s behalf, according to information provided by United Community Bank.
All attendees of the football game had the opportunity to put their name in the bucket to be drawn for a chance to take on the challenge to win a $200 cash prize for themselves and a donation for the school. Kamron Grotte was the lucky individual drawn to give the challenge a try, which consisted of completing a field goal during halftime of the game. While Grotte was nervous, he calmly rose to the challenge, making the kick from the extra point line, with the crowd cheering him on.
“We are so grateful for the opportunity to be a recipient of this donation,” says Mary Sandbo, NHS advisor. “As a result of the past few years, raising money has been especially challenging. These additional funds will help us get back on our feet and be used towards service and leadership projects for our students.”
United Community Bank launched the UCB Halftime Challenge with the goal to create a fun and unique opportunity to raise donations for non-athletic needs within the school. New halftime challenges at both Des Lacs Burlington and South Prairie high schools will take place during the boys and girls high school basketball season.
Kamron is the son of Kelly and Jessica Grotte and a student at Des Lacs-Burlington High School.