The students in the project management course at Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville took their learning to a new level when they teamed up with the Lakeville Yellow Ribbon organization for a promotional event!
Students Heath Glassburn, Hannah Schmidt, Tami Riha and Kevin Finch selected the Lakeville Yellow Ribbon organization for an applied learning project because 100 percent of the funds raised go to the building of ramps for disabled veterans. This cause is close to many of these students as they have served in the military.
In order to raise funds, the Lakeville Yellow Ribbon organization created a push-up fundraiser to obtain the funds necessary to build ramps for veterans returning with disabilities that required a ramp to get in and out of their home. Lakeville Yellow Ribbon is the only yellow ribbon organization in the state of Minnesota that specifically builds ramps for disabled vets. The students worked with the organization to create awareness and increase participation for the event including handing the social media.
The push-up fundraiser was held at the Heritage Center in Lakeville and around 25 participants completed as many push-ups as they could within 90 seconds.
The participant that won the award for most donations had already collected over $750 in donations for her participation in the yellow ribbon push-up fundraiser. Overall, it was a great turnout and event!