The Educational Foundation of Dexter (EFD) and the Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) are gearing up once again to raise crucial funds for educational grants in their respective communities. This fundraising initiative commences on October 1, 2023, and culminates during halftime at the Dexter vs. Chelsea football game on October 20. The game will take place at Al Ritt Stadium in Dexter.
The "Rivalry Match" tradition has become a beloved community event. In 2019, the inaugural match raised over $10,000 for both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. After a brief hiatus in 2020, the tradition made a triumphant return in 2021. That year, the match yielded a combined total of $45,662, with CEF securing the title by raising $24,099 compared to EFD's $21,563.
However, it was in 2022 that community support truly soared, resulting in a remarkable combined total of $97,751. CEF emerged victorious once again, raising $50,072, while EFD garnered $47,679. Let's bring the title back to Dexter in 2023!
Since 1985, the Educational Foundation of Dexter has awarded over $1.1million in teacher/district grants that support students from Pre-K to 12th Grade in the Dexter Community Schools. Just a few of the grants funded last year include a new Creekside Garden Outdoor Learning Space, new marimba for the Dexter Band Program, iPad tablets for the DHS Art Dept., CNC Router for the Science Dept., Disability Awareness Workshop series, High-Interest Books for Struggling Readers, and many field trips all across the district.
Together, we make it a win-win.