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BEN-efited by Snowball Express

Maria Mannion
New Paris, PA

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About my Fundraiser

Ben is a third grade student in a small rural school in Pennsylvania.  Ben's dad was a sergeant in the US Army.  When Ben was just one-month old, his dad deployed for his second tour of duty in Iraq.  Sadly, 2 months later Ben lost his father.

Now, each year right before Christmas, Ben gets to go to Snowball Express.  Snowball Express is for the children of fallen military heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11.  They take children from all over the world for an all-expense paid four-day experience, filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more - all in the hopes of bringing some joy to these young heroes.

After his trip this year, Ben wanted to give back to Snowball Express. He organized a penny war as a fund raiser at his school and will donate all of the proceeds to Snowball Express in his father's name.

Ben is a truly amazing little boy with a generous heart who just wants to honor his father's memory and help the organization that gave him hope, support, and understanding.  This fundraising page has been set up to help Ben heal and share his story.  Please support our cause.