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family spaghetti dinner will be held on June 7 at 5 p.m.
7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church to raise financial
support for Melissa Galbraith, a seventh grade student athlete
from Blaine middle school.
Galbraith was selected to be a participant of the United States People to People Sports Ambassador program in Australia this summer. She was invited to participate in a hoopfest Basketball Tournament, a 16-day tournament for youth teams from throughout the world.
Galbraith has been working hard to make her trip a possibility. She must raise the $4,104 tuition to cover all costs for the trip. She has previously sought financial sponsors through sending out support letters.
Personally, I would like to become a Sports Ambassador because I will be given a chance to compete and represent the United States overseas, Galbraith wrote in her letter.
People to People is a program that seeks to bring people of different cultures together peacefully to play sports in the hopes that countries would come together in the same way. President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded this program in 1956. He felt world peace could be reached on a grassroots level, without government interference. His vision was to speak in a universal language and he believed when different cultures met to participate in sports and arts, enduring friendships would develop amongst everyday citizens and bonds of peace would be formed.
Cost for the spaghetti dinner is $20 a family, (2 adults and up to 3 minor children), or $7 per person. .