Summer 2017 came with an opportunity for four graduating foster youths. During A&C’s Tuition Toss event, funds and footballs were up for grabs as four soon-to-be college freshmen competed for $5,000 of college tuition money.
The goal: throw as many footballs as possible through a single hole in 30 seconds. Sponsored by Dr. Pepper, the Tuition Toss challenge is intended to encourage foster children to further their education by providing a financial boost. The winner of the coveted $5,000, was able to land 11 footballs through the hole of the 8 foot structure. His winnings will be transmitted to Vincennes University as he begins his educational adventure this fall.
The remaining participants all split another $5,000, each receiving a total of $1,665. Those grads are grateful for the additional funds as they journey to Ball State, IUPUI, and Ivy Tech. Family & friends of the youth were invited, as well as the foster care staff, to celebrate their truly momentous accomplishment. This was the second Tuition Toss for Adult & Child Foster Youth. Dr. Pepper has been a dear and valued community partner to A&C, committed to empowering foster youth in pursing their passions.