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  • Forrest City’s Stewart Elementary scores with ‘secret’ Go Jim Go campaign

    FORREST CITY, Ark. — Go Jim Go’s fundraising effort on behalf of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is such a great cause, sometimes people raise money for it and we never hear about it at WREG. That’s what happened at Stewart Elementary School in Forrest City, Ark.  They raised $1,200 by collecting loose change from children. When they let Jim Jaggers know about their campaign, he told them he would be happy to visit the school to pick up the check. […]

  • Briarcrest Middle students raise thousands for Go Jim Go

    EADS, Tenn. — Students at Briarcrest Middle School didn’t stop fundraising for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital when Jim Jaggers’ 333 mile bike ride ended. By selling hearts and snacks, and holding special dress days, they raised $2,000. Way to go Briarcrest Middle!

  • John P. Freeman School gives more cash for Go Jim Go

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Go Jim Go 333 mile ride may be over, but schools across the Mid-South are still raising money for Le Bonheur. Jim Jaggers stopped by John P. Freeman Optional School to get their final fundraising totals.  He got a check for more than $2,400. The students at John P. Freeman showed they really care about the kids at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

  • Jeffany Joralemon of Kate Bond Elementary is Educator of the Week

    BARTLETT, Tenn. — Jeffany Joralemon of Kate Bond Elementary is the Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week. She’s a 4th grade reading and language arts teacher. She says she loves showing students how fun and exciting reading and writing can be.

  • Humes Prep’s Mahalia Davis is Educator of the Week

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mahalia Davis of Humes Preparatory Academy is the Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week. Ms. Davis teaches 8th grade social studies. She says she loves her ‘scholars’ and the rewards they bring her at the end of each school day.

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  • Shawn Young of Hickory Ridge Elementary is the Educator of the Week

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shawn Young of Hickory Ridge Elementary School in Memphis has been named the Tennessee Lottery’s Educator of the Week. Shawn teaches kindergarten through second grade.  She says her greatest joy is seeing the progress her students make every day.

  • Halls High dumps ice water to raise money for Go Jim Go

    HALLS, Tenn. — The ice bucket challenge to fight ALS became a viral sensation this summer. Students at Halls High School decided to use it as a fundraising idea for Go Jim Go.  Students donated money towards a goal.  If they reached the goal, the school’s on-campus police officer had agreed to have ice water dumped on him. They did, so the ice dump happened.  It’s at the end of the video on this story.

  • Halls Elementary School raises $1,600 for Go Jim Go

    HALLS, Tenn. — Halls Elementary School got a visit from the team Friday afternoon, which is Day 5 of Go Jim Go 2014. Students at the Lauderdale County school did everything from donating coins to a bake sale to raise money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. They must have worked hard; they raised $1,600.

  • Lauderdale Middle uses school spirit to raise money for Go Jim Go

    RIPLEY, Tenn. — Lauderdale Middle School students have always had a lot of school spirit.  This year, they created “Spirit Lanes” to raise money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. They also collected donations from students using the Coins for Kids program in each homeroom. Jim and the team visited the school Tuesday morning on Day 5 of this year’s ride. They presented Jim with a check for $2,000 and they promised to keep raising money.  Because they raised more than […]

  • Ripley High School begins Go Jim Go Day 5 with a Le Bonheur story and a donation

    RIPLEY, Tenn. — Ripley High School is a special stop on every year’s Go Jim Go tour. One of the students has heart disease and has been treated at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital throughout her young life.  Her amazing story of hope and survival inspires her fellow students. They used the Coins for Kids program to raise more than $1,600.

  • Lee Academy wraps up great day of Le Bonheur fundraising for Go Jim Go with another record

    MARIANNA, Ark. — The record for Go Jim Go 2014 school fundraising has fallen a second time on the same day in eastern Arkansas. Lee Academy in Marianna raised an unbelievable $13,636 for the children of Le Bonheur. It’s a truly amazing effort for a small school in a sparsely populated rural part of the Mid-South.  It’s also Lee Academy’s first year as a Go Jim Go school. Way to go!


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