Zizzer Wrestling gets R.E.A.C.H.E.S. Funding
Zizzer Wrestling in West Plains, MO has been awarded funding from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. organization to get equipment for the Zizzer Wrestling Program. After more than 40 years, West Plains High School is bringing back men’s & women’s wrestling beginning in the 2019-20 season. Coach Dan Taylor (former Zizzer Wrestler 1977) has been hired as head coach to bring back the wrestling program along with his son, Coach Chris Taylor, as assistant. Through the support of the community, the program has been able to raise a good portion of the startup funds, and with the help of the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. grant, the team will be able to utilize the money for much needed head gear and gear bags for each team member.
The Zizzer Wrestling family would like to thank R.E.A.C.H.E.S. and Walter Fisk for the opportunity to get this grant. We would like to thank everyone at R.E.A.C.H.E.S. for all that you have done for the sport of Wrestling and all sports, and we look forward to our first season and growing the sport of wrestling in our community.
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.