The United Way of Van Wert County is thrilled to announce Rivals United will return this year, running Monday, February 12th through Friday, February 16th!
Rivals United started as a friendly competition between Crestview and Lincolnview student bodies to see who can raise the most money for the United Way. For the first year in 2016, the schools raised over $12,000. Every year the total has grown, and in 2023 the schools raised a combined total of over $38,000! Both schools participate in numerous events throughout the week including: spirit week activities, a daily SuperFan competition, FFA basketball game, dash for cash at both boys and girls basketball games, granny shoot out, and t-shirt sales. This year, the schools will aim to work together to bring in a grand total more than years past.
Many businesses will offer special promotions with a portion of the proceeds going to the United Way. This year, promotions will be occurring at Brewed Expressions, The Well Nutrition, and 3B Designs during Rivals Week, Feb. 12th–16th, with each having a portion of proceeds from the purchase of a school product going towards that school’s total. Klosterman’s Pizza is running a promotion from Feb. 8th-14th for the school with the most orders to receive a $250 sponsorship towards their total. So be sure when you order to let them know if you’re a Knight or a Lancer!