The Upper School launched the Bulldogs Care Campaign: Spring Into Giving during the final week of April with an array of fun activities and fundraisers to support regional and national charities.
The week culminated with an array of outdoor games during the activity bell on Thursday.
A quick rundown of the club-sponsored activities throughout the week:
- Global Grace and Reach Interact Clubs held a raffle for prizes sponsored by faculty, from a round of golf to restaurant luncheons and baked goods.
- Outdoor Club led a "comfy clothes" day and campus-wide clean-up on Tuesday. Funds raised from the $1 donations for the dress-down day were donated to the Environmental Defense Fund.
- One Love Club sponsored educational sessions for seniors about understanding the signs of a potentially abusive relationships; these sessions have been held annually as part of Norfolk Academy's involvement in supporting the One Love Foundation. The club also sponsored a competition for speed of throwing a lacrosse ball with separate categories for lacrosse players and non-players.
- Fiscal Affairs Club sponsored a video game competition, charging $3 to compete and $1 to watch and cheer on the competitors with funds raised for Operation Hope.
- Norfolk Academy Military Appreciation Club (NAMAC) sponsored a Spikeball tournament for faculty and students and sold shirts for a dress-down day on Thursday. All proceeds benefited Wounded Warriors Project.
- The Special Olympics Club held a contest to make paper airplanes and throw for the longest distance.
- The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) Club organized a run/walk around the track.
The outreach to support nonprofits marked a new approach to Field Day, which is unable to be held this year due to the pandemic, although the virtual Art Sale and Golf Tournament have been a success. Nonetheless, the traditional Field Day spirit has animated the school this spring, and all students will be wearing Field Day t-shirts on Friday to bring out the Bulldog spirit.