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Fundraiser Unites Schools

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Twenty-four schools came together for a record-setting fundraising event on Saturday. Tri River Sports Incorporated, the same company that is planning to bring a theme park to the Tri-Cities, is helping to organize the event.

Today's meeting brought together PTA presidents, principals and volunteers to try and organize a large-scale family festival that is planned for June 16th at Columbia Park.

Money will be raised through ticket sales to the festival. The money will go towards school programs. Tri River Sports officials say this is the largest collaborative effort ever among Benton and Franklin County Schools.