Destination Imagination Global Finals or Bust!

For: Ridgeview Elementary Golden Minions
Granite Bay, CA
Organizer: Brian Hickey
$3,855
of $14,000 goal.
Raised by 55 donors
27% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams independently solve open ended challenges and present their solutions in a tournament.  Teams learn important life skills, time management, presentation skills, colaboration, conflict resolution, and creative and critical thinking.  

Our team of 7 fourth graders -- Sophia, Alyssa, Maya, Kylie, Hannah, Caitlin and Claire -- have worked really hard to make it to the Global Competition of Destination Imagination in Knoxville, TN in May where they will compete against hundreds of teams from the around the world.  The Golden Minions came in third in the Regional Competition and second place in the State Competition.  Their winning challenge  used a modified Parallax Scribbler 2 robot by converting it into a medical robot that would drive into a patient' stomach to retrieve a misplaced wedding ring that had been accidentally baked in a cookie and eaten.  The robot carried out the task inside a diorama designed to look like a operating room television.

But here is our biggest challege yet:  Raising $14,000 ($2,000 per child for airfare, hotel, meals and registration) in a few short weeks.  Thank you for anything you can contribute to help us.

The Golden Minions,
Sophia, Alyssa, Maya, Kylie, Hannah, Caitlin and Claire




Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 5, 2015

Posted on May 5, 2015

On behalf of the Golden Minions and their families, thank you all for your support.   Your generosity has given these girls a huge boost as they prepare for the Destination Imagination Global Finals.   In just four weeks this team has managed to raise the necessary funds to get team Golden Minions to Knoxville, TN on May 19 to take on the world.  We have made the girls keenly aware of all the people who have not only believed in them, but also stepped up and supported them and they are extremely grateful.   The girls have been hard at work almost every day fundraising, building and rehearsing for the big trip.   Stay tuned for updates on Facebook, Twitter and Periscope from the Global Finals.
Thank you again!

-The Golden Minions-

Posted on April 23, 2015

Posted on April 23, 2015

The Destination Imagination Golden Minions are extremely grateful for all of the support and interest they have received over the past few weeks as we prepare for the Global Finals competition in Knoxville, TN.  Your generous donations are helping the team offset the huge cost of sending this dedicated group of girls to the ultimate test of their problem solving skills while attending an event that is sure to fuel their creative minds and inspire careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The team has been busy preparing their props, fixing up their robot and getting things ready for shipment.  The girls have also been busy pounding the pavement with door-to-door coffee sales (Thank You Rogers Family Coffee) and placing "Minion Invasions" in neighbors yards for a donation.  The fundraising has been strong, but we have along way to go.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Golden Minions!  Check out our latest video to see what they've been up to.

Posted on April 12, 2015

Posted on April 12, 2015

Thank you from the Golden Minions!   We have raised $500 towards our goal of $14,000 to get to the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, TN.  Every little bit helps this team of girls chase their science and engineering dream!   www.youcaring.com/DIGoldenMinions

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