The Norman Transcript


April 3, 2014

Norman High funds will benefit children, families in community

NORMAN — When the Tigers come together and work their tails off, big rewards come the community’s way. Every year, students take the time to be selfless and raise money for a local organization during Tigerpalooza at Norman High School.

Tigerpalooza has been gaining ground every year as students continue to top themselves and double funds raised. This year, the Norman High Student Council revealed at the Tigerpalooza closing assembly Wednesday that the school had surpassed the school’s goal by $5,000, totaling $65,074. The funds raised will benefit the Center for Children and Families Inc.

Hannah Connery, Student Congress president, said the school choose to help this organization because they wanted to help a group that would directly benefit Norman.

“They are unique in how many different services they offer the Norman community. They really help a vast number of people, and a lot of people in our school have been affected positively by CCFI,” Connery said.

CCFI has been working for the better of the Norman community for 45 years. Katie Fitzgerald, CCFI executive director, said the organization has three goals: 1) heal the children of Norman who have been the victims of abuse or neglect; 2) offer programs to aid, educate and strengthen families and 3) host afterschool and summer programs throughout the community to empower youth.

The financial contribution from NHS will go to CCFI’s renovation and build of a new facility that will double the organization’s current space. The teen room of the new facility will be named after Tigerpalooza, Fitzgerald said.

The CCFI needs $3.5 million to complete its renovation and must secure it by July 1 to obtain a challenge gift by the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation in Tulsa.

“With Norman High’s gift, we’re up to $3.25 million,” Fitzgerald said. “This is a huge help to get us to our goal. I’m just so proud of these kids. Norman North also donated some of their SPUD funds to us, and it’s been moving to see the support of both high schools, to see the students in support of other children in the community.”

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