Forum’s Forum

Forum discusses upcoming blood drive and Defend the Den event happening on May 2.


Yoni Zacks

Forum representatives ironed out plans for the Blake-Breck Defend the Den event, which will feature 4 lacrosse games.

Yoni Zacks, Sports Editor

On April 7, Forum met to discuss updates and plans for the upcoming weeks. They began with information on the blood drive, scheduled for Wednesday, April 19. This blood drive will be the final one held this year.

Next, Treasurer Sam Hardy ‘24 updated Forum on Defend the Den, the rivalry event held between Blake and Breck featuring food trucks, games, and other activities. Hardy has contacted the Parents’ Association and the boosters about funding. The Parents’ Association agreed to give $500 to support the event. Forum is also intending to use the remaining 460 dollars in their budget on the event.  Forum Advisor Ben Cady, then proposed using the two food trucks that seem to work best, as they don’t have price minimums: Floyd’s Donuts, who are giving 10% of the proceeds back to Forum, and Yummy Tummy, who serve burgers and other sandwiches. Hardy said the trucks could be placed in the circle. Forum Advisor Michelle Baroody, and Assistant Director Sarah Warren discussed planning necessities such as electricity for the trucks and Junior Class President Karn Kaura ‘24, then wanted to make sure that they were not serving the same food as Robert Grace ‘21 at the concession stands. Hardy then brought up potentially hiring a videographer. Senior Class President Sofia Perri ‘23, suggested using that video for promotion for the event next year and Forum Advisor Stacy Helmbrecht-Wilson, proposed using someone in-house. 

Forum next discussed how to market the event and get students to sign up for the activities. Warren mentioned putting a blurb in the Bear Essentials, and also suggested sending students to the Lower and Middle Schools for meetings to get them excited. Hardy and Krelitz volunteered to go to the Lower and Middle Schools.

Defend the Den is scheduled for May 2, to start at 4:30 with the last game ending by 9:00. After the meeting, Cady clarified that it will start with two JV lacrosse games, followed by the Varsity boys and then the girls. Planned activities include face painting, cornhole, three-legged races, and bouncy houses for the younger kids.