The Mission ISPossible Foundation, local grace-based non-profit, is looking forward to a return to in-person events later this month.
Grant Magness, MIP founder, says that his organization will bring back their Birthday Club for special needs children with an event on Sunday, March 28th at Hot Shots Cheerleading, 181 Iron Street in Rome. He enthuses that it will be a great way to commemorate MIP’s 15 years of service to this community.
That weekend will commence with a “Flip-A-Thon” on Saturday, March 27th to raise funds for the #4Jewell Memorial Fund in memory of the late Jewell Sweat, a Model High School student who lost her battle with terminal cancer back in December. The “Flip-A-Thon” was organized by a friend of Jewell, MHS senior Brooke McDonald, who says that proceeds will also benefit the MIP’s Shining Stars team of cheerleaders with special needs.
This tumbling event will take place from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm. Funds will be raised via the public’s sponsorship of tumblers, as well as a $10 admission fee. Precautions will be taken with regard to COVID-19.
McDonald recalls that Jewell Sweat was among the first people that she met upon moving to Rome in eighth grade. Jewell remained courageous through her battle with cancer, says McDonald.
Magness says that financial contributionss may be made towards the Mission ISPossible Foundation’s initiatives, like the #4Jewell Memorial Fund, online at www.missionispossible.net.