Schools fundraise with Golden Throne; Bengals triumph

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The Lewiston Varsity girls team jumps in excitement as they win the Golden Throne at Lewis-Clark State College on Jan 27. Photo Courtesy of the Lewiston Tribune.

Hannah Shoffitt, News Editor

Golden Throne is one of the most anticipated sports events within the community. The Lewiston and Clarkston varsity basketball teams go head to head at the LCSC activity center to win the coveted Golden Throne (a gold-painted toilet). Both schools raise money for local charities and hold spirit weeks for the occasion.
For 2022, Golden Throne proved to be an incredibly successful fundraiser for charities within the community. Combined funds reached $20,935, with Lewiston raising over $13,000 and over $7,000 raised by Clarkston. The funds were split up evenly between four charities.
Those receiving $4,600 each were the Jackson Baldwin Foundation, Suicide Prevention of the Inland Northwest, Twin County United Way and the Sobotta Family.
“It was so gratifying seeing our students come together and bring in so much money,” said Lindsay Hall, ASB president at LHS. “This donation allowed us to give back to four great local non-profits who do an incredible job supporting our valley.”
The Lewiston girls varsity basketball team won the first Golden Throne game with 53-42. Clarkston boys varsity won the second game with a score of 76-62.
Lewiston won the most spirit points by a small margin, 115-113. Clarkston’s theme was Harry Potter, and Lewiston’s was Monsters University. The Bengals won overall and got to keep the Throne until next year’s re-match.
“I’m happy we won my senior year. Chicken dinners are the best!” said Bailey Horak, senior.