Omaha North High School Grateful for Grant

The $5,000 R.E.A.C.H.E.S. grant supported purchasing uniforms, warmups, headgear, bags, and miscellaneous items for the Omaha North High boys and girls wrestling teams. Omaha North High School serves students from historically underrepresented neighborhoods in Omaha, Nebraska. We have a student population that is 74% free and reduced lunch. We must do a lot of fundraising to support our teams. Wrestling is a point of passion for many in the community and serves as an outlet for young people, many of who live in a low-income high-poverty environment. The boys’ program is one of the best in Nebraska history but still has high financial need. The girls are beginning their third year and look to add their own state title to the trophy case for the Omaha North Vikings. The R.E.A.C.H.E.S. grant has tremendously helped build the new girls’ program into a state title contender while continuing to honor the legacy of the boys and ensure they stay at the top. This grant was a great financial relief for our program. Thank you R.E.A.C.H.E.S., for supporting not only Omaha North Wrestling but for supporting wrestling teams across the nation!

About R.E.A.C.H.E.S.
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.