Plainfield High School students danced the night away to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children.
In just three years of hosting the event, Plainfield High School has breached 400 in attendance for its annual Riley Dance Marathon fundraising event.
Student leaders worked with teachers and staff to build an event that would be both fun and successful: free food, music, dancing, Zumba, a bounce house, 3-on-3 basketball, dodge ball, volleyball, ping pong and raffle prizes.
PHS math teacher Rachel Freeman, assistant varsity softball coach and student council co-sponsor, said students paid $10 for admission which also got them a free T-shirt. Students are encouraged to do additional fundraising on their own.
“We had a great turnout this year,” Freeman said. “Four hundred and five students attended, which is the most we’ve had in our three years of hosting this event.”