KNDU School Challenge

Kadlec is partnering with KNDU-TV and the Salvation Army to present Coats for Kids 2019.  Specifically, Kadlec is proud to host the 16th Annual Coats for Kids School Challenge.  Last year, the School Challenge brought in more than 2,000 coats.  This year, our goal is to collect over 3,000 coats to keep families in our community warm.  With your help, we can do it! Heavy, warm winter coats are what we need!

The Kadlec/KNDU Coats for Kids School Challenge will run from October 1st through December 6th. The challenge includes a fun give-away to the school that has collected the most coats at the challenge half-way mark, on November 22nd.  The school that has collected the most heavy, warm winter coats between October 1st and November 22th, will win 20 tickets to a Tri City Americans hockey game and their school will be recognized with an over-head announcement during the game.  Coat collection barrels will be delivered to participating schools on or around October 1, or whenever your school signs up to participate.  The barrels will be picked up in January.

The Kadlec/KNDU Coats for Kids School Challenge will conclude on December 13th.  On Monday, December 16th, KNDU will host an event where the winners of the School Challenge will be announced on live television.  Additionally, Kadlec and KNDU will attend an assembly at the School Challenge winning school to present an award, sometime in December.

Kadlec is humbled to support the Coats for Kids School Challenge and will donate $200 to each school that collects at least 100 heavy, warm coats between October 1st and December 13th.  Kadlec will donate $500 to the school that collects the highest number of coats and KNDU will donate a trophy. Last year, Ruth Livingston Elementary School was the winner of the 2018 School Challenge, collecting hundreds and hundreds of heavy, warm coats!

We look forward to your participation and your help keeping families in our community warm this winter!

 If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us.

David Fabian, Account Manager KNDU-TV 3312 W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick, WA

David.Fabian@nbcrightnow.com 509-737-6706

Emily Volland, Community Relations Manager, Kadlec 888 Swift Blvd. Richland, WA 

Emily.Volland@kadlecmed.org 509-942-2286

Participating Schools

Rosalind Franklin Stem
Enterprise Middle School
Ruth Livingston
Desert Hills
Maya Angelou
Southgate Elementary
Carmichael Middle School
Cottonwood Elementary 
Edwin Markham
Tapteal Elementary
Riverview High School
Highlands Middle School 
Ridge View Elementary 
Tri Tech Skills Center 
Badger Mountain Elementary 
Hanford High School