Golden Throne fundraising goes to local charities

Lewiston and Clarkston high schools are donating their fundraising proceeds from the Golden Throne to support three local causes in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. LHS’s goal for this year’s Golden Throne is a total of $20,000.
CHS leadership members decided on donating 50% of this year’s proceeds towards the Samayoa Family. Elizabeth Samayoa is a 35-year-old mom of four, all of whom are under the age of 15. She was diagnosed in November with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer, which has recently spread throughout her body, according to the LHS Bengal Update.
LHS is donating 25% of the proceeds to the Willow Center for Grieving Children, a non-profit organization located at 1714 G St. in Lewiston. The Willow Center offers children and teens of all ages, along with their families, support while grieving the loss of any loved one. Not only does this organization serve the valley but also regions such as Pullman, Orofino, Cottonwood and Riggins. Trained volunteers and behavioral health professionals set up the program to enforce and recognize the understanding of grief without fostering feelings of isolation.
Another 25% of the Golden Throne proceeds will be going to Lewiston Schools District’s “HUB,” as chosen by LHS. The HUB is a resource center for students and families for various needs, such as food, clothing and hygiene products. The HUB also offers gas cards for parents to get their kids to and from school. The HUB’s food and clothing pantry is open Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m. at the old LHS campus.
In order to reach the goal of $20,000, Lewiston ASB decided on various rewards for every objective reached: At $1,000, the drum line will perform at the LHS Golden Throne assembly. At $2,500, Davey Steele, Lewiston’s 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year, will dress up as Gru from Despicable Me at the Golden Throne game. At $5,000, Doug Henderson, the new LHS athletic director, will perform the Dougie at the assembly. At $7,500, the Bengal Update anchors will be pied in the face live. At $10,000, milk will be dumped on senior varsity basketball player, Drew Hottinger. At $15,000, sophomore and junior English teacher Brooks Juhasz will wax his chest during the assembly. And upon reaching the goal of $20,000, the boys’ basketball coach, Brooks Malm, will get a tattoo live at the LHS Golden Throne assembly.
As of press time, LHS had raised $5,100.

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