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Students turn $67 into $28,000

February 27, 2011
Times Colonist

Students from Royal Roads University have put their learning into practice and turned a mere $67 into $28,930 for charity.

The Bachelor of Commerce students were taking part in Royal Roads' 12th annual Venture Challenge, in which teams start with an investment of $1 per member then try to make as much money as possible in five weeks. The idea is to come up with a profit-making plan and turn over all proceeds to a chosen charitable group.

The top-earning team held a "yoga-thon" and hosted a choral event to raise a total of $8,260 for B.C. Children's Hospital. The donation was made in the name of Molly Campbell, the Victoria baby who was diagnosed with leukemia in December and has inspired considerable community support. Molly is being treated at the hospital.

Other groups supported by Venture Challenge teams included the Mustard Seed Food Bank, KidSport, the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children and the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation.