Heelan Meets Giving Goal

Big Give Day Brings in $40,000
Posted on 10/03/2019
Heelan family members stepped with $39,571 in donations to surface the indoor track of the new gym as part of Siouxland Big Give Day Oct. 1. Our goal was $20,000.

The SiouxlandBigGive.org website site lists Heelan at nearly $19,000 in gifts on Oct. 1, but generous donations the following days pushed the tally far higher.

The indoor track will be available to all students, athletes, teachers, fans and more.

Bishop Heelan High School was No. 1 for the second consecutive year for the number of donors and gift total in Siouxland Big Give. The Big Give brought in $114,144 from 1179 donations for 99 local charities.

"We are so grateful to all those who made online gifts, used Txt2Give, and brought in checks and cash," says Janet Flanagan, who coordinated the Big Give Heelan ask. "Many people did not make it to Heelan to see the track because of heavy rain on Oct. 1, so we hope to have a special day for donors and all to show off the new surface on the track when it's installed."  

Last year Heelan made nearly $19,000 which helped purchase the video scoreboard in the gym. After weeks of delay by wet and humid weather, the gym will completed later this fall.