Three schools reap Colonie Center 'bucks'
N.Y. (June 20, 2017) -- Three
City School District of Albany schools were among the top 10 winners in
the area in the annual Colonie Center School Bucks fundraising
challenge, and each earned a cash prize.
Albany School of Humanities (ASH) came in third place
and received a check for $2,000 (in the photo, ASH Principal Fred
Engelhardt accepts the school’s reward). Eagle Point Elementary
School came in seventh for a $1,000 prize and North Albany Academy ninth
for a $500 prize.
Colonie Center shopping mall gives area schools the
opportunity to vie for a total of $20,000 in cash prizes by giving each
school a “buck point” for every dollar spent in one of the mall’s stores
or restaurants or its movie theater. Families need to show the receipts
to guest services to get credit for the purchase.
Schools also can earn bonus points by performing
music at the mall, having photos taken with Santa Claus or the Easter
Bunny or promoting the School Bucks program in communications from their
Thirty-one schools in the Capital District
participated in this year’s program.
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