Challenger's 2nd Annual Spud Drive Fundraiser Helps Maine Students | Events

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Challenger's 2nd Annual Spud Drive Fundraiser Helps Maine Students

During October, Challenger is selling premium Aroostook County "Innovator" russet potatoes as a fall fundraiser. "We are currently taking orders for 50 lb. bags that we are selling for just $20.00 each (40 cents/pound). All of the proceeds from the Fall Spud Drive will be used to help fulfill Challenger's mission to inspire Maine's students in math and science education," stated Susan Jonason, Executive Director. She added, "This has been a terrific year for growing potatoes. Satisfaction is guaranteed with each bag sold."

"With the cold weather season upon us, as well as the holidays, local food pantries will have an increased demand for food supplies," said, Jennifer Therrien, Education Director. "At just $20 per bag, we suggest that people buy a bag for themselves to enjoy and purchase an additional one to give to their local pantry, to help those in need. Challenger benefits, food pantries benefit --- this is a total win-win-win opportunity."

To purchase potatoes, please call Challenger: (207) 990-2900 ext. 3, or order online with a convenient form: Payment by check is preferred (payable to: Challenger).


About the Challenger Learning Center of Maine
The Challenger Learning Center of Maine is part of the international Challenger Center for Space Science Education Network (, founded in 1986 in the aftermath of the Challenger 51-L tragedy. Challenger Center for Space Science Education offers dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities to students around the world. These programs equip students with the knowledge, confidence, and skills that will help better our national social and economic well-being.
Our unique and proven teaching model - Challenger Learning Centers - gives students the chance to become astronauts and engineers and solve real-world problems as they share the thrill of discovery on missions through the Solar System. Using space simulation and role-playing strategies, students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate the skills needed for future success. Learning Centers reach into communities around the globe, engaging more than 400,000 middle school-age students and 40,000 educators each year. In Maine, the Challenger Learning Center is located at 30 Venture Way in Bangor.