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Hippo Tiger Giraffe Games 2018!

May 5th on the GMHS Football Field

(Rain date- May 6)

What is HTG?

The Hippo Tiger Giraffe Games began 10 years ago as a fundraiser where MEH teachers played a competitive basketball against the elementary teachers.  As our enrollment grew, the games evolved into more of a “wacky olympics” and we no longer had room for the MEH families.  The contest became the team of Jessie Thackrey and Mt. Daniel teachers versus the team of Thomas Jefferson teachers.  It has grown into the biggest school sprit event of the year for the elementary schools and the biggest fundraiser for the PTA.  Last year the HTG Games generated over $15,000 that was used for teacher grants, supplies and equipment for the schools, PTA assemblies and special events.  Over the last several years, though HTG was held in the school system’s largest athletic space, the MEH gym, we could not accommodate everyone who wanted to attend. This year, we are moving the HTG Games to the George Mason HS football field so that we have space for everyone. Once you arrive at MEH, you’ll find inside, class basket raffles, an auction for grade-wide art projects, plus pizza and baked goods for sale. Outside, in addition to the Games, we will have the concession stand open and will be selling spirit wear.  We hope you can join us for the biggest school spirit event and fundraiser of the year! .  


5:15 PM Doors Open for the Class Baskets & Pizza

6:30 PM Doors Open to Concessions, Spirit Wear & Stadium Seating


Before the games, check out the amazing Kid Friendly Class Baskets and purchase raffle tickets to win them. We’re also hosting our 1st Annual Art Auction where parents can bid on group art projects made collectively by grade. Pizza Dinner is available for purchase sponsored by the 5th grade, as well as a Sweets table sponsored by the 4th grade.  Once gates open, visit the Spirit Bling Table to purchase swag, the Face Painting Table for some cool face art, and the Concession Stand for game side goodies.

Tickets Go on Sale Sunday, April 15th at 10 am!

We have plenty of room for everyone who wants to attend and a ten-day window when tickets can be purchased. General Admission Tickets are $10 per person (2 years and under are free) and will go on sale this Sunday, April 15th  at 10 am.  The last day to purchase tickets online is Wednesday, April 25th.  Tickets must be purchased online at   Tickets will be available at the door for a higher price ($15 per person) and long lines are likely, so we recommend you purchase your tickets before April 26th.

Volunteers needed!  

Keep an eye out for the sign up sent out by Lead Room Parents. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt to wear during the Games and 5 free raffle tickets.  Visit the SignUp Genius link:

HTG T-Shirts are on sale NOW!

Paper forms due Friday, April 20th.  Online orders live until 3pm Monday, April 23rd at

A big thank you to our sponsors:







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