RileyDanceMarathon2018_amountDozens of Plymouth High School students participated in the Riley Dance Marathon on Saturday and many have been fundraising for a couple of months raising money for the Magic Castle Cart which brings gifts to kids being treated in the hospital.

Students gathered a noon in the auxiliary gymnasium and stayed on their feet for 9 hours learning the choreography for this year’s dance, playing games, eating and running through an inflatable obstacle course.  During the event they also listened to kids who’ve been treated at Riley Hospital share their stories with the crowd.

RileyDanceMarathon2018_dancersThis year’s goal for the marathon was to raise $35,000…about $5,000 more than last year’s total.

At half time of the varsity boy’s game, after performing the dance they learned for everyone in the gym, this year’s total was revealed.

RileyDanceMarathon2018_bleachersStudents, school faculty and staff and the public were thrilled when the students did more than reached their goal, they exceeded it by $4,000 raising a grand total of $39,081.74.