2 Upstate high schools face off in fundraising challenge - FOX Carolina 21

2 Upstate high schools face off in fundraising challenge

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Wade Hampton High students collect money in the carpool drop off line. (Sept. 5, 2012/FOX Carolina) Wade Hampton High students collect money in the carpool drop off line. (Sept. 5, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The first week in September is Spirit Week for Eastside High School and Wade Hampton High School, and although it is a time to prepare for their big Friday Night Football game, it is also a seven-day marathon for each school's student council to try to raise as much funding as they can.

Eastside High School is holding fundraisers and charity events to collect donations for the cure for Angelman Syndrome, a condition that causes physical problems in children.

Meanwhile, Wade Hampton is raising money for the Meyer Center, which provides care for kindergarten aged children who have developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.

Last year, the two schools combined to raise more than $300,000 for their respective charities, and this year they both hope to do more.

Eastside's charity choice got students some national attention earlier in August when Colin Farrell posted a thank you video to the school on YouTube.

The winners of this year's Spirit Week will be announced during halftime of their game Friday night.

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