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Farmington High School students make sandwiches for the Farmington Food Shelf at the beginning of Friday's Games for Change. Students made more than 500 sandwiches and collected approximately 3,000 food items.

Farmington High School Games for Change raised $5,700 for the food shelf

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When Farmington High School students set out to do something good for others, they're usually very successful. Last weekend's fourth annual Games for Change was no exception.


Sponsored by Youth Development, Games for Change is an overnight lock-in in which the participants -- 36 teams worth -- play volleyball, dodgeball and floor hockey. They also raise a lot of money to help others.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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