"Team Megan" Holds Fundraiser For Megan Woods To Sing In EuropeA fundraiser for a Grand Forks teenager was packed as "Team Megan" raises money to send Megan Woods to Europe.
A fundraiser for a Grand Forks teenager was packed as "Team Megan" raises money to send Megan Woods to Europe. Family, Friends and the public showed their support for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
A trip to Europe is in the future of one special Central High School student. Megan Woods was nominated to sing with the Northern Ambassadors choir to represent the state of North Dakota and all this from a girl who has Aspergers Syndrome.
"Megan will more than likely never go to college she wont be able to drive a car, she wont be able to do anything that you and I take for granted on a daily basis so to get nominated for something like this is huge," said Naomi Bender Megan's Mother.
This major honor dosen't come with out a price. For Megan and an Aid they have to raise 10,500 dollars. So for this Fundraiser tonight South Gate Bar and Grill donated food and the space for a huge event. Volunteers say For someone so shy it will mean more than just a trip for her and her family.
"Its awesome to represent your state, Its awesome to represent Grand Forks, awesome to represent Central High School and awesome for her family to see here do this," said Pat Jordheim a volunteer with "Team Megan".
Nearly 70 businesses donated gift baskets for the silent auction.... the baskets rages from Megan's own Art to a signed picture of the Vikings own Percy Harven and for one donor, he says it was nice to give so little for so much.
"When you look back its something that take a little bit of your time and a little effort but it goes a long ways for someone else so," said Eric Donn who donated a free airplane flight.
Megan will be spending 16 days in Europe and singing in 7 different countries. Megan will perform a thank you concert May 15th at the Empire Theater.