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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 16, 2018 11:34 AM
From: Representative Todd Stephens and Rep. Thomas P. Murt
To: All House members
Subject: Keith Valley Challenge Day
In the near future, we will introduce a resolution designating February 23rd, 2018 as “Keith Valley Challenge Day” in Pennsylvania.

The purpose of this resolution is to recognize Keith Valley Middle School in the Hatboro-Horsham School District, located in Montgomery County. In 1977, Keith Valley Middle School held a floor hockey marathon to honor the memory of Billy Whitehead, an 8th grade student who passed away due to a rare congenital heart defect. In his memory, the staff and 8th graders at the school began holding the “Billy Whitehead Marathon” and pledged to raise money on a yearly basis for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, located in Philadelphia. The marathon was renamed “The Keith Valley Challenge” in 1981 and students began to donate the funds raised to additional charities.

The Keith Valley Challenge is a 17 hour non-stop floor hockey marathon. Last year’s Challenge raised $46,165. Over the last 41 years, Keith Valley students have raised and donated over $1,059,830 to fourteen charities such as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the ALS Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald House. The 42nd Annual Keith Valley Challenge is scheduled to kick-off on Friday, February 23rd, 2018. This year, students are raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Please join us in cosponsoring this resolution.

Introduced as HR655