Wednesday, September 18, 2013

First Annual Night of Nets...a Success

Here is a reflection from senior Evan Leppink:
Malaria is something everyone has heard of, but, here in the United States, few people have been affected by it. However, it is arguably the biggest, most life-threatening disease affecting the world today. Since the United States eradicated the disease in 1950, 41 million people have died from Malaria, and 90% of these deaths occurred in sub-saharan Africa. Tonight, an estimated 2,000 children will die from the disease, and another 250 million people will be affected by it this year alone. However, Malaria is almost entirely preventable by a simple bed net.
Last Monday, September 16, the Holland Christian men’s varsity soccer team hosted Holland High School in the first annual Night of Nets. Not only did the game go into overtime where the two teams tied, more importantly, through selling shirts, raising funds, and partnering with World Vision and Cornerstone University, over $2400 dollars were raised to buy roughly 400 bed nets for families in sub-saharan Africa. This is 400 lives that were saved. As a player for the Maroons, it was an honor to be a part of something that has such an impact on so many people, and it is an honor to be a part of a team, school, and community that prides itself on getting involved in such world changing endeavors. There is no doubt the second annual Night of Nights will be even better.

Monday, September 9, 2013

NON Shirts on sale Thursday!

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Main Street at Holland Christian High School

WHEN: during lunch hours on 9/12 Thursday (hopefully),  9/13 Friday and 9/16 Monday

AVAILABLE SIZES: Small, Medium, Large and X-Large

COST: $12 cash or check (checks can be made out directly to World Vision)

T-shirts are limited quantity.  They can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis.

***your $12 purchase will get you a rockin' t-shirt and  FREE ADMISSION if worn to the HC/Holland game on September 16th @ 7:15, HOWEVER....more importantly it will be used to buy 2 bed nets that will be used in sub-Saharan Africa to help prevent malaria

Monday, September 2, 2013


WHEN: Monday, September 16th @ 7:15pm

WHERE: HCHS turf vs. Holland High

WHY: Partnering with World Vision, we are seeking to raise awareness and resources to purchase bed nets to help stop the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.  Watch this.... (malaria impact video)

GOAL: Raise $3,000 to help purchase 500 bed nets

-buy a $12 Night of Nets t-shirt (wearing this shirt to the September 16th game vs. Holland High will get you FREE admission...t-shirts will be on sale soon!)

-online donation @

-check/cash donation at NON game (checks can be made out to World Vision)

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A Special Thanks to:
-Marc & Nicole Keizer & Preferred Quality Services
-Bill Hoekstra & West Michigan Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons
-Maria Hoekstra & Shoreline Family Dental Group
-Dave & Wendy Timmerman & Fillmore Equipment