PCA second grader Collin Hancock was determined to win a contest sponsored by Kid's Sports Illustrated, and that is exactly what he did according to his mother, Shannon Hancock. One Saturday after she had returned home from a long trip to Romania with the National Guard, he wouldn't stop talking about it to her, so she finally stopped unpacking to help him log on to the Kid's Sports Illustrated Magazine website to understand what this contest was all about. The contest, called "Team Up to Fight Hunger" required contestants to explain how he or she would let the world know about starving kids in the Horn of Africa. The contest stated there would be 7 winners and they would each receive a $100 gift card and be featured in a future issue of Kid's Sports Illustrated.
With only 100 words to describe the idea, Collin wrote a paragraph about a 5k run/walk, where the people who participated would have to pay an entry fee and the entry fee would go to help buy supplies and food for the kids in the Horn of Africa. He also described how he would have booths set up to provide information about the kids in the Horn of Africa and other ways people could help out. He wanted to make sure the kids weren't hungry and could play and have fun and have food to feed their brains.
Collin received notification from the magazine last week that he was one of the 7 winners, and he will be featured in a future issue of Kid's Sports Illustrated. Collin is excited to win, and will share his gift card with his entire family. Congratulations, Colin!