Kennett Key Club holds Hooping for Hunger Fundraiser

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Key Club President Jonathan Jain addresses the crowd as Vice President Will Johnson holds the championship trophy.

The Kennett High School Key Club recently hosted a Hooping for Hunger fundraiser for the local backpack program.

“We decided to sponsor a four on four basketball tournament benefitting the Kennett Backpack Program,” said Key Club President, Jonathan Jain. “The backpack program works in conjunction with the SEMO Food Network to provide backpacks of food for students full of non-perishable food.”

The Backpack for Friday program provides hungry schoolchildren in our area with a backpack of nutritious food for the weekend.

Each backpack contains enough food to feed a family of four for the weekend.

“We raised $4,000 for the program,” informed Jain. “We had 16 teams play and we had a nice big trophy for the winners.”

Jain continued, “The Key Club is a service organization. We’re dedicated to try and serve the community. This basketball tournament is our big thing.”

“It’s exciting for us,” said Jain. “We were blessed this year the community supported us the way that it did.”

Jain had high praise for all the sponsors.

“We couldn’t have done it without the sponsors,” said Jain. “It’s wonderful for that these people and businesses got behind a high school club for a local cause.”

Jain stated it was a great day.

“It was really fun,” said Jain. “It was a fun time for everyone involved.”

The Kennett Key Club wishes to thank all sponsors which included, Allgood Towing, Baker Farm and Hardware, Baker Implement, Baker Welman and Brown, Century 21, Crow, Reynolds, Shetley, McVey and Scherer, LLP, Dalton, Mowrer, and Chidester, LLP, Farm Bureau Insurance - Dustin Pritchett, FCC Behavioral Health, First Missouri Bank of SEMO, First State Community Bank, Harris Pharmacy, Honorable C. Spielman, Jain Medical Center, James D. Keen, Attorney at Law, Kennett Kiwanis Club, Kennett Palace Theater, Kennett Trust Bank, Luke Cannon, Marc Ross Trucking, McClain Mini Storage, McPherson Medical and Diagnostic, Mitchell Pharmacy Museum, New Image, Nicholas Jain, Dunklin County Prosecutor, Pelts, McMullan, Edgington and Morgan, Pemiscot Wound Care - In Memory of Dr. Steve Pu, Senath State Bank, St. Bernard’s Urgent Care, T.R. Baker Agency, TEKO Pharmacy, Wayne Chiropractic, and West End Babershop.

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