Last Friday, some 30 boys and girls student athletes from various WHS teams took part in a program called “Pump for Players,” The students worked at Beth’s, Casey’s, Long Shoals Marina, and Truman State Park from 8-12 AM and at Sonic from 8-11 AM raising over $ 1,000 for the WHS Booster Club. The athletes received tips from all of the businesses and Sonic graciously gave the school 10% of all sales. They also worked at various other locations around town.
The weather looked to be a problem for awhile but the rain storm moved out around eight, and the day turned out to be very pleasant for this time of the year.
Senior Hannah Chapman, who worked at Beth’s receiving over $150.00 in tips, said “It was great fun and the customers were very generous. I am very thankful for the small businesses giving us this opportunity.”
New Head Football Coach Ryan Boyer commented on their community service , “Coach Randy Morrow always had the football team involved with the community when I was here as a student and it was a rewarding experience. The school is always asking for money and I believe we need to give something back to the community to show our deep appreciation and gratitude. It is also teaching the kids responsibility. We helped out at the rodeo on Thursday and we plan on being involved with Heritage Days.”
WHS Track and Girls Basketball Coach Cody Morgan gathered his kids together on the football field last week and explained the importance of community involvement. Morgan told the students, “ Local businesses are constantly being asked to donate to the school and they do a great job. We need to show our appreciation for their loyal support.”
The kids have responded in a big way as they have also been painting the weight room and around the football field this summer.
Coach Boyer added, “We want to thank all of the businesses for their generosity and we hope we can continue to serve the community in any way possible.”
Source: Johnie Logue Sports Reporter