Giving change for change!
Join G9 Penny Wars.
What is G9 Penny Wars? G9 Penny Wars is a week long program that creates friendly competition between grade levels, classrooms, clubs and/or school sports teams, to inspire youth leadership, promote social entrepreneurship, teach philanthropy, and raise funds for a good cause! It's an easy, fun way to put spare change to good use and raise awareness for childhood cancer research.
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Congratulations to Swanson Elementary School for raising the most money through G9 Penny Wars. Gold In September (G9) congratulates Swanson Elementary School in Brookfield, WI for raising $4,472.53 through G9 Penny Wars this year! Many thanks to the school community for this generous donation!
As the winning school, Swanson Elementary received a visit from a Green Bay Packers player, Blake Martinez, Ronald McDonald and recognition on tray liners from McDonald's Restaurants of Southeast WI.
Additional Details About G9 Penny Wars
A lesson in youth leadership, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy: G9 Penny Wars is a week long event that creates friendly competition between grade levels, classrooms, clubs and/or school sports teams, to inspire youth leadership, promote social entrepreneurship, teach philanthropy, and raise funds for a good cause! It's an easy, fun way to put spare change to good use.
How it works: The object is to accumulate as many points as possible for the grade, classroom, or team by adding and subtracting the value of coins and dollar bills. Students put their own pennies in a container belonging to their grade/team. One point is awarded for every penny in the container. Points are subtracted when students put silver coins or dollar bills into the containers of other teams. A nickel reduces the points by 5, a dime by 10, a dollar by 100, etc. The class with the most overall points at the end of G9 Penny Wars is the winner!
Everybody wins: Have your school organize G9 Penny Wars during this 2016-2017 school year. Schools that participate will receive coupons good for a free order of McDonald’s® French Fries (1 per student or teacher). The school who raises the most money will receive a special visit from a Green Bay Packers player, and recognition from McDonald’s® Restaurants of Southeastern Wisconsin. Complete 2016-2017 G9 Penny Wars between now and April 1, 2017 to be eligible for incentives.
Our goal: Enlist schools from Wisconsin to join and host G9 Penny Wars in the 2017-18 school year, encouraging each school to raise at least $1,000.
Who is eligible? Any and all elementary, middle, or high schools, teams, or clubs are eligible to participate in G9 Penny Wars!
Where does the money go? All funds raised will be donated to Gold In September® (G9) Charitable Trust, founded by 14-year old Annie Bartosz, who lost her twin brother to cancer. G9 is a childhood cancer non-profit dedicated to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspires action to help every child, everywhere.
"An amazing way to celebrate community and kids coming together for positive change."
- Brian Balfany, Associate Principal of Swanson Elementary
Thank you to our 2016 G9 Penny Wars Sponsors!
Special Thank you to everyone who supported the first-ever G9 Penny Wars Kick-off Event on Friday, September 16th, 2016, where the community rallied around GOLD and childhood cancer awareness. Golden thanks to Arrowhead High School for hosting the event, followed by a very special GOLD OUT game between Arrowhead High Schoo land Mukwonago High School!
State G9 Penny Wars Partners
- Green Bay Packers
- McDonald’s® Restaurants of Southeastern Wisconsin
Community G9 Penny Wars Partner
Gold Event Sponsor
Silver Event Sponsors
Bronze Event Sponsors
- Culvers Hartland
- Evergreen Property Management
- Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly
- Lake Country Eye Care
- The Marek Group
- Mid-City Sports
- Wristband Resources