The teamwork doesn't end when the last coin is counted however. The two classes in each grade with the largest collection totals win the honor of competing in a tug-of-war. Each class picks a team name and decorates T-shirts to show their team spirit.
Even the teachers join in the fun. My daughter Sara cheered on her 8th grade team, "the Braminators" in full cow gear, but "Wald's Warriors" took the victory.
But here comes what I thought was the best part of the event, (besides the huge donation total, of course) the classes that didn't win were just fine with the outcome. It didn't seem to matter who was the victor, what mattered was they were having a great time, and all in the name of a good cause...helping others. Gotta love teamwork!