The Weld County CSU Extension Office issued a challenge to local 4-H members in the county to help raise money towards its goal of $2 million for the Jean Hoshiko Memorial Endowment.
The endowment is part of an effort to fund a new extension agent position, which would help reach eligible youth in the county and encourage them to participate in 4-H.
“We think 4-H is an awesome experience,” Weld County Extension Office Director Keith Maxey said in a news release. “Our goal is to increase membership and reach new audiences that might not be familiar with the 4-H program. Getting the young people in our clubs involved with the fundraising demonstrates our commitment to this endowment and position at all levels.”
For every $500 a 4-H member raises, they will be entered to win one of three prizes offered by the program: an iPad, a Window’s tablet and an iPod.
If a member receives 10 $50 contributions, their name will be entered once and if they receive a $1,000 contribution they will be entered twice.
The deadline for contributions to the challenge is Sept. 30.
For more information, contact Keith Maxey at (970) 304-6535, ext. 2075. Details of the endowment campaign can be found at www.weld4hfoundation.org.