An annual event for the Carthage FBLA will help a neighboring city's environment.
The local chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is teaming up with other FBLA chapters from across Missouri to raise money for an effort called "Rooting for Joplin." This is a state-wide effort by high school teenagers to replenish the trees lost in the May 22 Joplin tornado.
Carthage's part in Rooting for Joplin will be the annual PowerBuff Men's Volleyball Tournament fundraiser which will be held Feb. 4. This annual event features high school-aged male-only teams competing in a tournament for a great cause. This year the Carthage FBLA chapter has invited other chapters from the area to compete in the tournament since the event is benefitting a state-wide FBLA initiative.
If anyone is interested in donating to planting trees in Joplin, donations may be sent to Carthage FBLA, Attention Debbie Stephens, 2600 S. River St., Carthage. The local FBLA chapter would also like to invite everyone to come out and cheer the teams on. The tournament will start at 10 a.m. in the main gym at the Carthage High School.
For more information on "Rooting for Joplin," go to http://www.rootingforjoplin.org/index.html.
The scheduled date for volunteers to travel to Joplin to plant new trees is set for May 5.