Horsham, Pa. − February 22, 2019 − Earlier today, Senator Maria Collett (D-12) attended the kick-off of the 43rd annual Keith Valley Challenge at Keith Valley Middle School in the Hatboro-Horsham school district and presented the school with a copy of Senate Resolution 28, recognizing today as “Keith Valley Challenge Day” in Pennsylvania.
The Keith Valley Challenge began in 1977 in memory of an 8th grade student. In his memory, school administrators, faculty, staff and 8th grade students sponsored a floor hockey marathon and pledged to raise money for charity.
“I commend the students who participate in this event on their inspiring commitment to good deeds,” said Senator Collett. “It’s a special thing to see community service and selflessness like this at such a young age; I can only imagine the wonderful work these kids will do as they continue to grow.”
The Keith Valley Challenge is one of the largest charitable events held by a middle school in the entire country, with the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley. This year, students raised nearly $48,000 and were thanked at the event by local Make-A-Wish recipient Justin Wire and his mom Karyn.
The 14 hours of hockey began after today’s assembly.