Funding for Vilonia High School Wrestling
Words from Vilonia High School’s head wrestling coach:
When I began my teaching career, it was with the hope that I could one day be a part of or found a wrestling program for my school district. Wrestling had an immense impact on my life, and undoubtedly changed the trajectory of my life in a meaningful and positive way. Thanks to the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. program, that dream has become a reality, and I am witnessing the positive and lasting impact this sport has already had on so many students who would never have experienced it without the generosity of this organization. Students that others have described as difficult have found an outlet that has changed their behaviors and attitudes both on and off the mat, and the future of this program is bright in large part to R.E.A.C.H.E.S. Without funding the purchase of a wrestling mat, the Vilonia High School Wrestling Program would not exist, and I would continue to be a teacher trying to make a dream become a reality. On behalf of myself and my students, I want to extend my sincerest gratitude for your generosity and your willingness to invest in the next generation of wrestlers, and I can’t wait to see the impact this program will have in our community for years to come.
R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 in an effort to promote, protect and preserve the integrity of amateur athletics by providing athletic and educational opportunities to all athletes of all ages and abilities. This unique experience will provide educational, technical, and lifelong lessons for athletes, coaches, parents and fans that seek to capture meaningful, compassionate, harmonious, interesting and active lives. All profits from R.E.A.C.H.E.S. will be used to support specific needs in each sport to ensure future generations of athletes, fans, parents, and coaches will continue to learn from valuable lifelong athletic lessons.