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State Farm Insurance Gives $25,000 To Gehlen Catholic

(Le Mars) -- During Monday evening's Gehlen Catholic Pride Night when the school was acknowledging the achievements of the students, and introducing the participants of the winter activities; school officials were given a surprise by State Farm Insurance agent, Michael Crank, when he presented Father Kevin Richter a check in the amount of $25,000.  It was all part of the State Farm Insurance promotion of "Celebrate Our Drive", a national program to encourage safe driving habits with teenagers.

Gehlen Catholic school was awarded the $25,000 from State Farm Insurance because several people from Le Mars went on line to the State Farm Insurance website to register Gehlen Catholic.  Crank isn't certain as to how many people from Le Mars registered Gehlen Catholic, but he does know Gehlen Catholic was among the top 100 schools nationwide to register.

Gehlen school officials then donated ten percent, or $2500 of the monetary gift to Opportunities Unlimited, an organization that helps people with brain injuries.  Gehlen Catholic school and Opportunities Unlimited have been working in partnership for a few years, as Gehlen's affinity.  Father Richter announced to the crowd the money from State Farm Insurance, along with other donations and memorial gifts, will go toward the rennovation of the floor of the back gymnasiusm.


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