Nearly 50 cakes were donated to the Pleasant Corners Public School, to support its cake auction on November 4. (Photo: Tara Kirkpatrick)

Nearly 50 cakes were donated to the Pleasant Corners Public School, to support its cake auction on November 4. (Photo: Tara Kirkpatrick)

There are few things that get kids more excited than a gymnasium full of cakes. On November 4, Pleasant Corners Public School (PCPS), in Vankleek Hill hosted a cake auction to raise money for the school’s sports programs.

Teacher Sean Blaine, who coaches a number of the athletics programs, told The Review that he hoped to raise enough money with the auction to help offset the cost of transportation to games and to purchase new sports equipment.

Nearly 50 cakes were donated to the cause and they were auctioned off on Friday afternoon, to each of the classes. Students in each class got the opportunity to view the cakes and to decide as a group which cake they wanted to bid on. Pooling their money, the kids bid on their favourite cake, which they then got to eat.

PCPS runs a number of sports programs, including soccer, basketball and volleyball. Last week, the PCPS girls and boys soccer teams competed in the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Cup, where both teams swept into the championship position.

This November PCPS will also be launching a new hockey program, which will be open to students in every grade.