EFD emerged victorious this year, thanks to everyone's contribution and support. We also thank CEF for partnering with us in the Rivalry Match and look forward to next season.
In a spirited display of community unity and support for education, the Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) and The Educational Foundation of Dexter (EFD) recently joined forces throughout the month of October to raise funds for educational grants in both Chelsea and Dexter. The collaborative effort, known as the "Rivalry Match," reached its climax during the Chelsea vs. Dexter football game October 20 at Al Ritt Stadium in Dexter. This year, EFD emerged victorious raising $25,288 compared to Chelsea's $15,504, however, in the end, it was a win-win for both communities!
Mike Cipolla, President of EFD, expressed his gratitude, stating, “We are so grateful to our amazing Dexter community and all of our supporters who came together to help EFD this year. We're overjoyed to see that Rivalry Match continues to grow, and we welcomed so many new donors this year. We're especially thrilled because we know that the true beauty of the Rivalry Match collaboration lies in its positive impact on our students. With the funds raised, EFD can support educational programs that will make a real difference in every school building in Dexter. I would also like to thank CEF for being such an incredible partner in the Rivalry Match!”
The "Rivalry Match" not only fostered friendly competition but also reaffirmed the commitment of both communities to supporting educational excellence. Through their collective efforts, Chelsea and Dexter have demonstrated the remarkable impact that can be achieved when communities come together in the spirit of educational enrichment.
Dexter's sponsors include Dexter Orthodontics, Beacon Dental, Chelsea State Bank, SBK Orthodontics, Pearl Planning, LaFontaine Chevrolet of Dexter, Dexter’s Pub and Dexter Print & Embroidery.
Together, we made it a win-win.