Lincoln Wrestling is Awarded R.E.A.C.H.E.S Funding
The Lincoln College Prep Academy Wrestling team has been awarded funding in the amount of $3,000 toward the purchase of equipment from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S organization. Lincoln re-instated its wrestling program during the 2015/2016 school year with much success. The Tigers finished the season with 21 high school wrestlers and 14 middle school wrestlers. The Tigers wrestled a full varsity schedule and finished with 7 dual victories and also competed in the Missouri State District Class 2 tournament. Lincoln Wrestling is looking forward to building on the momentum and success gained last year.
The grant can be used towards the purchase of wrestling equipment/uniforms from Brute for the 2016/2017 school year. Coach Lowe submitted the grant proposal in the fall of 2015 in hopes to acquire additional funding for the growing program. The funding from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S grant will enable Lincoln to acquire additional quality gear that the team will be proud to wear to matches and tournaments. It will also allow the Tigers to represent their school in a First Class manner. This is a great honor for the Wrestling team, the School, and the KCPS District.
The Lincoln Wrestling team would like to thank R.E.A.C.H.E.S and Walt Fisk for the opportunity to receive this grant. Lincoln would like to thank everyone at R.E.A.C.H.E.S for all that you have done and continue to do for the sport of Wrestling.
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.