The Sports Marketing Class at CHS is a satellite program of Pickaway Ross CTC. The students of this course have held an annual dodgeball tournament for the last four years. Each year the program has donated a over $1000 to various charities. This year was no exception as the Sports Marketing class was able to raise $1140.37.
This year, the students chose the Good Samaritan food network as the cause that they wanted to help. For the last 19 years, marketing students have helped this charity distribute food during the Thanksgiving holiday. Ryan Milliken who suggested this charity because of as he said “the good that I saw them (good Sam) do for the community, they should be the group that we help out.”
The students were given the assignment and responsibility to organize, promote, and operate the event as they put their classroom lessons into a practical hands on application. Nolan Taylor (head official) commented “I never realized how much work went into planning an event like this but we were able to make it a big success.”
Three students, Nolan Taylor, Jalen Mischal and Ryan Milliken were the driving force who took control and operated the event without a flaw.
According to Steve Semancik, sports marketing instructor, “this event is one of the special times for an instructor, because as a teacher you normally do not get the opportunity to witness your instruction put into use. I could not have been prouder of this group”
Jeff Fisher, Principal of Chillicothe High School stated, “this event, put on by Mr. Semancik’s class, is one of the students favorites and helps define the type of students we have at Chillicothe High School. They have raised more than $4500 over the past 4 years and been able to give back or as I like to say pay it forward.”
In the photo, James Taylor, Manager of the Good Samaritan Food Bank, is accepting the check: also in the photo are , Nolan Taylor, Jalan Mischal, and Ryan Milliken [from left to right].