The cost of purchasing football cleats, a baseball mitt or running shoes can deter some students from participating in team sports. But for students who have the talent and the desire to participate, money is no longer an obstacle.
Through the Panther Shack Sports Exchange, students of all ages can borrow shoes, bats, balls and more for the season.
The sports exchange is the brainchild of Paul Shean's Pride Ambassadors class at Delta High School. They formed a non-profit corporation to get their venture off the ground.
DHS junior Bryanna Music explains the Pride Ambassadors are student leaders who mentor younger kids at the elementary and middle schools in Delta. The ambassadors are hand selected, some because they lead by quietly doing the right thing, others because they actively seek leadership positions on student council and in school organizations. There are 17 students in the class.
Music says the equipment is currently stored in a modular unit on the high school campus but they hope to raise funds for a shed which can be used solely for the sports exchange.
Anyone with a need can contact Music or Mackenzie Jones at 874-8031. Donations are welcome as well.blog comments powered by Disqus