By Terry Dean
(Courtesy Renee Domenz)
Whittier Elementary School was the winner of The Tasty Dog Challenge for the second year in a row, earning roughly $1340 for their school this year, as well as a Spirit Desk made by Hero in the Hallway ($3000 value and part of a national anti-bullying program). Longfellow came in second and Irving was third. The overall total raised for the elementary schools this year was $7,067.99, more than doubling that of last year's total.
Placement was based on how much money each school was able to raise for its PTO on its designated day at Tasty Dog. The restaurant gave 15 percent back to the school on its designated day from the sale of everyone's meal who came out to support that particular school.
Each school could also sell drawing ticket for such donated prizes as Bulls Playoff tickets, an NBC 5 tour and broadcast view with Lisa Parker, and autographed sports items.
The combined total of money raised through last year's and this year's Tasty Dog Challenges adding up to $10,400 for the PTOs.