Thursday, April 19, 2012

Destination ImagiNation Globals (we need your help!)

My family spent this last weekend in Denver with our 2 boys who were competing in the State finals with their Destination ImagiNation teams.

We were thrilled when my son Eli's (9) team took 1st place!

AND my son Caleb's (11) team took 3rd place!!

This qualifies BOTH teams to go to Globals from May 23-26 in Knoxville, Tennessee to compete against other teams from all around the world!


What an opportunity for these kids!  This is the first time in the history of our community that any DI team has advanced this far & we are so proud of them!!

For those of you who do not know what Destination ImagiNation is, you can go check it out HERE.  But here's a description of what it's all about from their website:

"Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, we reach 125,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Destination ImagiNation, our core program, is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges. Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills—they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving."

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these kids and something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives!  They have been working on their challenges since September and have advanced to this level only through an enormous amount of hard work and diligence!

Please consider supporting our teams by donating whatever you can.  In order to send these 2 teams and their coaches we need to raise approximately $25,000!  I know that sounds daunting, but even if all you can do is a few dollars WE APPRECIATE IT!!

I have set up a DONATE button on the right hand side of the blog.  You can donate with any credit/debit card through Paypal.

If you have any questions please let me know by leaving a comment or you can always e-mail me at

Thank you so much!

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