The fall sports season is off to a great start. Our athletes have shown many positive performances and have had a lot to be proud of so far this year. However, the fall has not been so kind to others around the United States. Hurricane season is in full swing and along with it has brought a lot of devastation to our country.
The athletes at Bertrand High School decided that they want to help those in need. “It really stinks…what they have to go through is really horrible,” said Grace Schwarz. Dylan Boggs added, “We hope that someone would try to help us out if we were in that situation.” We felt like we needed to come up with a plan to help.”
According to B-Club President Halle Dahlgren, the students had discussed doing a benefit prior to the “Hurricane Relief from the Heartland of Nebraska” project, but hadn’t had time to get things organized. The student-athletes did donate $500 to that community led benefit. But they wanted to do more. “The benefit was amazing, but because it was completed in such a short period of time, the we didn’t feel like they were able to help very much,” commented B-Club treasurer Kaitlyn Ryan.
In order to do their part to help the many victims of these massive storms, the student-athletes decided to host a raffle with the proceeds to be donated for this cause. Numerous items and certificates donated by local businesses and patrons will be raffled off. Prizes to be drawn after the football game ( homecoming week) on October 13th include:
- $50 gift certificate for the Blue Moose
- $50 gift certificate for Divine Boutique
- $50 gift certificate for Plum Pretty Boutique
- A long board made of lumber from the old bleachers from the west gym donated by Scott Schwarz
- $25 gift certificate from Countryside Market
- $20 gift certificate from C-Plus
- 2 Husker Volleyball tickets for Nov. 20 donated by Betty Dahlgren
- 2 Husker Football tickets donated by First State Bank of Bertrand
According to Atlee High, all proceeds will be donated through the American Red Cross. Anyone that wants to give to this cause can contact an Executive Council “B”-Club member or sponsors (Lisa Mason, Mark Dethlefs, or Bruce Chesterman). In addition, tickets were sold at the Bertrand Invitational Volleyball Tournament, and will be on sale at the football game on Oct. 13 prior to the drawing. Raffle tickets are 1 ticket per dollar, 6 tickets for $5, or 20 tickets for $15.
“It’s nice to be a part of a community that wants to support others in our country,” said Kassidy Drain and Lindsay Schutz. “We just want to help make a difference.”