In our ongoing effort of Making IT Matter, Datatrend Technologies decided to support an organization very close to our employees’ hearts and volunteer at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital’s annual Turtle Derby and Carnival. For the last 32 years, this fundraiser and tradition for patients and families has been a bright spot for those spending time in the hospital. The derby includes a dunk tank and carnival games, along with the iconic turtle race itself. Datatrend was lucky enough to volunteer in helping run some of the day’s events and spend the day with such amazing kids. The money raised from the derby helps to provide many tools for the hospital and children/families there, including hearing aid support supplies, end-of-life memory-making activities, books, anxiety-reducing toys for pediatric clinics, musical instruments, artwork for patient rooms, and a variety of other items.