Fifth graders at E. Roosevelt Elementary in Falls Township raised more than $500 Monday in its ninth annual Super Duper Bowl. The money will now help the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.
In a battle of the classrooms, the yearly competition puts each homeroom on a team, with team names alliteratively based on teachers’ names. This year’s flag football tournament involved the Kean Kongs, Toledano Tornadoes, Melnick Mashers, and Miller Mean Machine.
The Kean Kongs won with seven total touchdowns scored and took home the Golden Falcon trophy. Despite not winning the game, Nasir Snead with the Miller Mean Machine won MVP.
Festivities began with a pep rally in the gymnasium where the 5th grade band blasts music to psych up their peers. The entire school then moves outside to watch the game with younger students showing off cheers and signs.
In the midst of all the fun, students and parents alike brought over non-perishables for their food drive. Four boxes of food were collected for the Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown. In total, the coin drive raised $520 for CHOP.