Students at St. Mary Immaculate School in Plainfield celebrated the world champion Chicago Cubs last Friday with a special fundraiser. Students were allowed to dress in Cubs attire or wear red-white-and-blue clothing, instead of their usual uniforms, in exchange for a small donation. The school wanted to celebrate the end to the “legend” of the billy goat curse.
The “Casual Day” donations from the students will be used to purchase goats through Heifer International, a charitable organization that works to end world hunger and poverty. The organization purchases animals to help struggling families feed themselves and become self-sustaining. Students have been studying the “Teach a man to fish” philosophy in school, and thought it would be a wonderful idea to donate the proceeds to buy goats for the program.
The school raised enough money to purchase nine goats. At $120 apiece, the total the school will donate is $1,080 — any Cubs fan should instantly recognize the significance of those digits. The students, faculty and staff at the school are thrilled to celebrate the real-life Goatbusters, the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs!