Fresno State volunteers raised an estimated $47,000 for Valley Children’s Hospital Kids Day on March 7. Final total figures will be released by Valley Children’s Hospital next week. Special recognition on campus went to the Fresno State Army ROTC Bulldog Battalion for raising the highest amount of any campus group at about $6,000, announced Taylan Bennett, special projects coordinator for the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. Fresno State volunteers sold the newspapers from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at intersections across the Central Valley, with many groups staking out corners the day before. “It is inspiring to see so many Fresno State students get up early on a Tuesday morning to sell special edition newspapers in order to raise money for Valley Children’s Hospital. Their commitment to our community is displayed clearly through this event, and I am in awe of the amount of donations they collected,” Bennett said. “The majority of the volunteers were students, with over 80 clubs and organizations represented, but many campus offices also contribute to the success of Kids Day including Enrollment Services and University Police.” INFO: Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.7079.