“SOS Strong” members exceed goal

The “SOS Strong” fundraising campaign brought in more than $16,000 for SOS.

“SOS Strong” is a group of 10 men dedicated to helping SOS stop domestic violence and child abuse by building awareness and raising $1,000 each to support SOS programs.

“We selected 10 community-oriented men we felt were positive influences and compassionate about our cause,” said Shelly Goede, SOS board president. “They proved to be proud and outstanding examples of men taking a stand against abuse. We are overwhelmed with the outcome.”

Approximately 200 people contributed to the efforts of “SOS Strong” members Scott Briggs, Tyler Curtis, A.J. Dome, Richard Duncan, Britton Hart, John Keosybounheuang, Joe Lauer, Bobby Thompson, Kyle Thompson and Ty Wheeler.

Awards were given to Ty Wheeler as first member to collect $1,000, and Britton Hart for raising the most money, $3,140.59. John Keosybounheuang received an award for the most creative ways to collect donations.

“I took the challenge because SOS serves students in my high school,” said Britton Hart, Emporia High School principal. “I felt it was my obligation to step up and be a role model and help raise awareness about SOS. I had a large number of high school and district staff generously donate to this great cause.”

For more information about SOS and how you can help stop violence in Kansas, see www.soskansas.com, or on Facebook under SOS, Inc., or Twitter @SOSKansas.

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