The Greentree and St. Anthony's breakfast programs are there to make sure that our students get a nutritional breakfast for proper growth and development.
"There is lots of kids that come in and they don't have time, or don't have access to things at home and they can't learn on an empty stomach. So, they take advantage of it, and we are thrilled as a staff to have something to give them," explained Celeste Schrock from St. Anthony's School.
That is why when the Drumheller Dragons decided to do their annual 'Pack the House for Charity' game and picked the breakfast programs as this years recipients, it was greatly appreciated.
"It will help immensely, it will help buy supplies for breakfast. Everyday we serve about 100 kids, this will probably last us hopefully until the end of the year," said Tina Hodgson, president of the Greentree Parent Council.
It isn't only the Dragons that donate through their annual charity game, many of their sponsors also donate.
"It was an incredible evening at the arena, the Dragons won the game, which is a great thing they got lots of goals. We had a lot of sponsors for each goal that was scored, which totaled the $6,600.00. It was great!" beamed Doug Lubinski, member of the Dragons Management Committee.
It costs approximately $1,000.00 per month to run the breakfast programs at the schools, and with each program receiving $3,300.00 it will go a long way into keeping these programs running.