“You’ve done it again, Chelan Village!” This was the message that was put out recently by Thrive Chelan Valley as a reference to the support that came in to help send all of Chelan High School’s Varsity Football players to summer football camp.
On June 28, 2017, Thrive Chelan Valley put out its message on Facebook to the community requesting donations.
“Calling Chelan Village,” they wrote. “We have a handful of CHS Football players needing a little help to get to Team Camp. Each player is responsible for $250. Visit http://thrivechelanvalley.com/current-needs_271.html to make sure no one gets left behind.”
The total need was $800 to get all the players to Oregon. As donations came in the Thrive Chelan Valley Facebook page was updated. By July 6, the entire amount needed to help the final team members get to camp was raised.
Early on Saturday, July 8, Head Football Coach Travis Domser met the entire team at Sargent Field ready to board busses that would take the team to Camp Rilea near the Oregon Coast.
Summer sports camps are often great team building opportunities for the players, coaches and the team as a whole, and the Chelan community certainly played a part in helping make that goal a reality for its team.
“Thrive Chelan Valley exists to advocate, equip, and empower our community to help all youth have everything they need to reach their full potential,” a spokesperson wrote. “We are pleased to announce that ALL the money has been donated to make sure that all of our CHS football players are able to attend camp.”
“Some will see the ocean for the first time, and all will benefit from the leadership, communication, team building and work ethic they develop at camp. Even more, our hearts are full knowing that together, we have worked together with YOU our community and school staff to make this happen.”
(By Christine Eagar)