Global Finals Here We Come! Support South Park DI!

The South Park Destination Imagination (DI) teams, Thick Gucci Chickens and The Expired Doritos, took first and second place respectively at the State Tournament held on April 7th earning a spot to compete at Global Finals in Kansas City Missouri in May. They are one of 60 teams from Colorado who will make the journey East to participate in what's known as the Olympics of Destination Imagination.

Global Finals is a five day event that will showcase 1,500 teams from around the world. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for these students! Earning an invitation to Global Finals, “the world’s largest celebration of creativity,” is a huge accomplishment and something that will be remembered forever.

The Purpose: DI is an educational nonprofit that prepares students for a future that is rapidly evolving. DI does this through a project-based learning experience that applies the creative process across seven different STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Challenges. Through the DI Challenge Experience, students acquire and practice the skills needed to thrive in school, careers and beyond.    

The Process: The DI Challenge Experience is 100-percent kid-driven. Over the course of the school year, students work together in teams to generate ideas, research different topics and techniques, and plan and build a solution to their preferred DI Team Challenge.

South Park Destination Imagination  will be participating in fundraising efforts over the next several weeks to help offset costs associated with tournament fees, travel expenses, and lodging. The team is asking for your help in these efforts. The following represents a “Breakdown of expenses” for the trip:


Team registration fees (2 @ $5,500) =$11,000
Transportation (estimated fuel for 2 vehicles)=$1500 estimated
Lodging (3 hotel rooms for 5 nights)=$2,850 estimated
Lunch and dinner for 5 days (breakfast included at hotel) and snacks=$2000
T-Shirts required by Colorado State affiliate for opening & closing ceremonies =$440
Pins for trading (optional, but a huge part of the Global Finals experience) =$130
Team hats & pin towels=$150
Total ……..$18,070
  • Sharon Trenkle 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Dave & Sharon Wine 
    • $200 
    • 31 mos
  • Richard Allen  
    • $75 
    • 31 mos
  • Anita Baxter 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Sunrise Lawn & Landscape Anch 
    • $250 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer

Gretchen Barnes Panicucci 
Organizer
Fairplay, CO
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