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WCHS NHS donates almost $2K to McMinnville Special Games
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Members of Paddi Smith’s National Honor Society group, along with Warren County High School executive principal Clark George, donated nearly $2,000 to McMinnville Special Games.

Members of the Warren County High School National Honor Society raised nearly $2,000 for McMinnville Special Games. 

Warren County High School teacher Paddi Smith sponsors the NHS group which rose to the challenge. Students sold chapstick holder keychains to raise the money for McMinnville Special Games.

“Holly McBride assembled keychain chapstick holders and packaged them. She asked if NHS would help sell them to raise money for McMinnville Special Games. NHS sold them as one of their required service project requirements,” said Smith. 

Warren County High School’s chapter of the NHS and WCHS executive principal Clark George presented $1,985 to Special Games participants.

“We are proud and honored to assist this amazing organization,” said Smith. 

McBride, co-founder and president of McMinnville Special Games, was very appreciative that Smith’s NHS group raised so much money.

“That money will help many of our special needs citizens right here in McMinnville,” said McBride.

McMinnville Special Games is a nonprofit organization devoted to enriching the lives of people with special needs. They operate solely on donations and sponsorships and hold many different events.

“We have several events for men, women and children with special needs ages 5 and up all throughout the year, including but not limited to a special basketball league, an equestrian therapy program, pool party, Olympic Games in May, movie nights, special dances and socials,” said McBride. “Our goal is to better the lives of individuals with special needs and bring some love and laughter to the community.”

McBride encourages the community to get involved by either volunteering, donating, or just spreading the word about the organization. To sign up for text alerts from McMinnville Special Games, text @games37110 to 81010 and stay informed about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.