Shades For Sarah:
A fundraiser organized by Sarah’s sister Maddie, at Quakertown’s Milford Middle School, selling sunglasses. Students paid $1.00 to allow them to wear their sunglasses during class for the day. All proceeds went to the foundation.
Daniel Boone Relay For Life:
A team of students from Daniel Boone School District, headed by Morgan Hegeman, dedicated their efforts to the fight against cancer under Team Parvin during their Relay For Life event, in Sarah’s memory.
Amity Soccer Club:
An inspired group of girls who participated in the first Annual Soccer Fest went on to conduct their own fundraisers throughout the year. Despite never having met her, they have embraced Sarah and her story and embody her spirit. They have come to think of her as a friend, and work to raise money through various projects. With pride, they present their donation at the following year’s event.
Christopher Dock Girl’s Softball Team:
Headed by Assistant Coach Christine, the Christopher Dock Girls’ Softball Team played a game dedicated to Sarah’s memory on the fifth anniversary of her death. It was such a positive experience on an otherwise painful day. They secured pledges from family and friends for statistics during the game, which netted a generous donation for the foundation.
A beauty contest for high school senior boys – who could imagine? This was the idea presented to Sandy, Sarah’s mom, as the senior project for two of Sarah’s very close friends. Courtney Stettler and Matt Ferrero organized and advertised the event. They recruited 9 very charming and courageous Quakertown senior men and sponsors from the community. The night was hilarious. These 9 young men were terrific sports. They presented an evening of entertainment that could never be duplicated. In some way each of the gentleman honored Sarah’s memory in their own unique way – whether it was reciting a poem for the talent portion that ended with the whole reason for the event, doing a ballet while wearing the dogtags from Sarah Fest, or singing the background for a slide presentation of Sarah’s life. There are no words to adequately convey what a wonderful and successful event this was.
This One’s for Sarah
In 2009 Quakertown’s Mildford Middle School Girls’ Softball Team, which Sarah’s sister Maddie played for, challenged the facility to a softball game in This One’s for Sarah. Various fundraising activities raised money to donate to the Sarah Parvin Foundation. This lead the way to making this an annual event in honor of a different person each year.
Strayer Middle School student, Logan Yakub, Sarah’s cousin through love, motivated his peers to collect items listed on Astra Zeneca Hope Lodge’s wish list on their web site as part of their Strayer Strong project. Strayer Strong is a team building cooperative effort between students and teachers that facilitates the ability to work with others. Five boxes of needed supplies were donated through this effort in Sarah’s memory.