Star Wars themed fundraiser supports a local team who's trying to go global

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A Star Wars themed fundraiser was held at Hampden Academy to support Wagner Middle School's Destination Imagination Team

That's a state winning team who's trying to make their way to a global competition.

The event featured photo ops with Star Wars Characters and had kids exploring different planets to accomplish challenges, such as, tower building, and experimenting with dry ice.

For the team and organizers, they said this event is important in order to make their trip possible.

Cassy Palmer, organizer, said, "It's a pretty big event for us. It's our third year doing it, and it took about two hours to set up today. We've got seven different planets represented from the various Star Wars movies and each of them has a game or a game or a craft or activity. We also have Star Wars themed food, trivia, Star Wars themed raffles, so it takes quite a bit of planning."

The Global Finals will start on May 23rd in Knoxville, Tennessee.