We come from a place where opportunities rarely come but we developed a community that supports each-others goals. Our cheerleaders stay after school 3-4 days a week for up to three hours a day. They are beyond dedicated and love to be apart of something that brings them so much joy. Our whole team also excels in academics, having at least a 85 average or better, apart of student council, national honor society and programs that give college credit in high school.Our school is also located in a high-needs area and rarely receives extra money to support the program's we put together to better our school's community. We hope to bring our teams dream to life by sending them to Nationals in Orlando Florida in 2017.We are asking for the worlds help because somewhere, out there, there has to be someone that can relate to starting out with absolutely nothing and end up growing flowers through concrete cracks. We just need someone to help sprinkle a bit more water so we
Hello Everyone! My name is Jim Pearl and I have had the privilege to coach Ava Strenge in cross country throughout her high school career. This campaign is to allow Ava Strenge's parents an opportunity to see their daughter run at the Footlocker National Championships in San Diego on December 10th. Ava qualified this past weekend at the Footlocker Midwest Regional in Wisconsin coming in 9th and earning her spot on the Midwest Team. She set a personal best time of 17:47.4. All funds rasied will be used to defray travel expenses for Ava's parents. Ava just completed the most successful four year XC career in St. Philip history. Our XC program prides itself on being like a family and we support one another.We want to give Ava's parents this once in a lifetime opportunity to cheer on their daughter in San Diego. Every little bit counts and we thank everyone who supports our efforts. Thank you and God Bless.
In late October, our families gathered together at the Simmons' residence to hear a vision for the future. This vision was to build a strong rowing community rivaled by none that would support our community, our families and our athletes throughout high school and beyond.I am proud to say that the society of athletes and parents we have built in these few short weeks is stronger than ever. The energy and passion from our rowers and parents alike has been incredible to witness. Less than a month later, we have secured a new home and are well on our way to acquiring the equipment necessary to ensure our success.So much more to do! We need your help now. Our next goal is to secure a trailer and to continue payments toward the cost of racing shells.Please consider making a donati