For Immediate Release:
In observance of School Choice Week 2016, two regional charter schools Lincoln Charter School in Lincoln County, and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Rutherford County, reported on the recent success of the seventh annual Talon Challenge competition between the two school communities.
The Talon Challenge was started in 2009, to build upon the friendly rivalry between Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Lincoln Charter School to help instill an atmosphere of community service in the schools’ athletic programs and student bodies. The schools identified the Jimmy V Foundation as the recipient of all proceeds from this event for several reasons: the relevance of North Carolina to the V Foundation, the V Foundation pledge that 100% of direct donations fund cancer research, and the impact of cancer on both communities.
Our 7th annual Talon Challenge recently wrapped up – and it was another banner year! Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Lincoln Charter School raised a record $12,756.83 – all of which will benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Over these past seven year,, both schools have raised over $50,000 for the Jimmy V Foundation. 100% of donations and event proceeds go to the V Foundation to further its mission – finding cures for cancer. During the 7th annual Talon Challenge, a video was shown that highlighted community members whose lives have been touched by cancer – along with an excerpt from the iconic Coach Valvano ESPY speech – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB44DW5gd5k&feature=em-subs_digest.
Click on this link for a brief history of this event – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cadLJrJvSE3d8qG60MkGjzDiLQ1vJOUC8ObDA1HeBhs/edit?usp=sharing.
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy