The Carrot Crusaders Go to Globals!

The South Park Destination Imagination team, The Carrot Crusaders, took third place at the State Tournament held on April 7th earning a spot to compete at Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee in May.  They previously took the first place title at the South Metro Regional Tournament in March. 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 week-long 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 Carrot Crusaders 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.  
Breakdown of Expenses:
Flights from Denver to Knoxville, 7 team members, 1 team manager, and 1 chaperone =$3,283.60
Airport transfers =$360
Tournament participation, 6 nights lodging, and 3 meals per day =$6,975*
*this price is set by Destination Imagination at $775 per person
T-Shirts required by Colorado State affiliate for opening & closing ceremonies =$360
Pins for trading (optional, but a huge part of the Global Finals experience) =$130
Light up devices (optional for opening & closing ceremonies) =$90
Total=$11,198.60, DUE MAY 1st, 2018

The GoFundMe is set for $4000 because this is the remaining balance after we use existing funds from other fundraising efforts and after each team member contributes $250. 

More about Destination Imagination
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.
Click here for more information about Destination Imagination! 

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