The Competitive Giving League

Welcome to The Competitive Giving League

Started by World Cup Rugby player and Essex High School educator, Kristin Kany, the Competitive Giving League taps into our inherent competitive nature, going head-to-head for a common good with the last four seasons benefiting Vermont Foodbank.

If you are interested in hosting a competition at your school or business, view our video to learn more or email Kristin Kany or call 802-324-4566.

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  • “The CGL is a means for student-athletes to hone their leadership skills via a community service challenge. Leading and winning certainly occurs both on and off the playing field.”
    EHS Athletic Director Ed Hockenbury
  • “This community competition is a clear win-win for all involved. This fun contest will enhance school spirit. And, all our effort is geared toward helping fellow Vermonters."
    CGL Organizer Kristin Kany
  • "The kids were all competitive for a good provided a source of pride for our school and peers."
    Chris Dumouchel, Behavioral Specialist/Athletic Director Essex Schools
  • "I couldn't be happier that we were asked to do this with EHS, and ultimately, I would love to see more schools get involved with CGL and create awareness and good, competitive fun; all for a GREAT cause!"
    David Marlow Director of Student Activities, MMUHS
  • "CGL success at EHS speaks volumes about our school. Competition based in empathic, compassionate service to others really enhanced our school spirit and pride. Collectively, we’re building a stronger community."
    Deb Kalkstein-Lamb, EHS SAP & Prevention Coordinator

What's the Buzz on the CGL

Winter Season: EHS vs MMU

Big win for VTFoodbank:

Right up to the final buzzer on Friday the 13th, EHS and MMU competed throughout the week bringing in donation items to help families in their respective communities. But in the end, …

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