Fort Bend Christian Academy Eagle Extravaganza Event

Benefits Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey –

Eagle Extravaganza, a family-friendly event hosted by Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) on Friday, September 8th, built school spirit and benefited FBCA families, faculty and staff impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Harrison Millis, Tessa Harris and Haden Millis. Photo by Brittney Byrd.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the event provided multiple ways to support and donate to the FBCA Disaster Relief Fund. In partnership with Second Mile Mission Center, an organization that helps Fort Bend County residents in poverty and crisis by providing basic needs and opportunities to take next steps in their lives, FBCA accepted physical donations, such as cleaning supplies. “FBCA Strong” t-shirts were available for purchase, and cash donations were accepted at the gate and beverage tent.

Attendees enjoyed a DJ, bounce house, obstacle course, Kona Ice truck, lawn games and more, and over $33,000 was raised for the FBCA Disaster Relief Fund, which will directly benefit FBCA families, faculty and staff affected by the storm.

Marie Selby, Scarlett Borbidge, Carmela Cordova, Sydnee Arocha,Chloe Woodfin and Sophia Aguirre. Photo by Sarah Fiore.

“It was great to have an opportunity to come together after a stressful time and focus on all we have to be thankful for,” said Nicole Bowles, Director of Advancement. “We are thankful that our families help each other and that Woodlands Christian also participated. Our school community will greatly benefit from so many generous donations.”

Every donation – regardless of the size – made a difference and contributed to the huge success of the fundraiser. Fifth grade students Brianna Lemon, Ashley Huber and Sophia Polasek made and sold jewelry and glow-in-the-dark molded figurines at the event in order to contribute to the fund. They raised $30 dollars and saved $10 so they could buy more craft supplies to continue to raise more money for the fund.