ALGONA - Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawks joined the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears Thursday night in playing for Pride - the Iowa Hall of Pride's new community service initiative, the "Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge."
As part of the Pride Challenge, Bishop Garrigan identified Toys for Tots as a community service project that was meaningful for their school and community. The Toys for Tots program provides toys for needy children during the holiday season.
The Pride Challenge is highlighted by "Pride Scrimmages," where participating schools are permitted to use one of their three allotted basketball scrimmages to play a live game under all normal game conditions, although the game does not count on a team's record.
Thursday’s matchup between Emmetsburg and Bishop Garrigan of Algona was part of the Iowa Hall of Pride’s Pride Challenge Program. The program allows teams to play a regulation game that does not count against their record to help polish their team, while assisting a great cause at the same time. In Thursday’s game, the players from Emmetsburg and Bishop Garrigan all brought toys and games to be donated to the “Toys for Tots” program. At the conclusion of the game, all of the players, coaches and managers gathered with their donations for a photo opportunity. --Dan Voigt photo
For Thursday's game, members of the Lady E-Hawk squad each brought a toy or game item to be donated to the Toys for Tots program.
The Iowa Hall of Pride opened to the public on February 23, 2005. The interactive museum imparts a sense of place to all who visit and preserves our rich Iowa heritage. The museum features dozens of exhibits that engage the visitor in experiencing the stories of Iowa's communities and their heroes. There is a strong emphasis on education and how it has helped shape the people of Iowa. A visit to the Iowa Hall of Pride is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience that shouldn't be missed.