WDC 'pays it forward' for Zach Gabbard
Wadena-Deer Creek High School students and staff are paying it forward for Zach Gabbard, the Perham student-athlete who collapsed during a boys' basketball game in Glyndon in January. Last week, WDC students and staff dug deep in their pockets and raised $1,469.43 for Zach. The fundraiser, Coins for Zach was organized by the WDC Student Council.
Grades 9-12 who raised $1,215 for the "Coins for Zach." In first place was Kelly Shrode's class with $320.22.
Seventh- and eighth-grade students and staff at Deer Creek raised a total of $254.43 for the "Coins for Zach" fundraiser. Dawn Paurus' 6th-hour class raised the most with a total of $86.12.
WDC Schools is also selling bracelets and T-shirts to help defray medical costs for the Gabbard family.