‘Cap Day’ at Bryan Middle School raises $650 for charity

Caps for Kids nonprofit provided caps signed by athletes, celebrities to children fighting cancer

Bryan Middle School students Will Ransford, Josh Temple and Paul DePodesta take part in Cap Day on March 15. (Photo provided by District 205)

ELMHURST – Bryan Middle School students and staff participated March 15 in Cap Day, which raised $650 for Caps for Kids, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving caps signed by athletes and celebrities to children battling cancer.

Bryan Middle School students Megan Doan, Kate Carpenter, Tim Gley, Nolan Crowell and Ava Gehrke take part in Cap Day. (Photo provided by District 205)

Students and staff were encouraged to donate $1 to the organization and wear a hat of their choice.

Members of student council planned the fundraiser, had all students watch a video explaining the fundraiser, collected money, and gave stickers to everyone that donated. Heather Bolur is the Student Council Club Sponsor.

According to the Caps for Kids website, children fighting cancer can contact the organization to request a signed cap for their favorite celebrity. Recent celebrities featured on the site include Ellen DeGeneres, the cast of “Duck Dynasty” and musician Bruno Mars.

Caps for Kids says it sends out about 3,000 caps per year, while about 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.