Varsity Basketball Team Makes Blankets
After school on December 18th, instead of hitting the courts and practicing their free throws, the Varsity basketball team was in the library making blankets out of fleece cloth to donate to the Child Advocacy Center.
Coach Jeremy Milligan said, “part of our basketball team’s mission statement is to provide service to our community. We wanted to take on this project along with serving food at Loaves and Fishes, and bell ringing at WalMart for the Salvation Army. The blankets will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center in Cortland. I think it’s important for teens to understand how good it feels to give back to the community they live in, and for many, have grown up in.”
Senior captain Ethan Myers has a special connection to this project. He came up with the idea while he was brainstorming with his mom. Ethan said, “I was talking to my mom (HS nurse Vickie Myers) about a service project for the National Honor Society. I then realized that part of our basketball team’s mission statement is service, so I decided to bring the idea of making blankets for children at the Child Advocacy Center to Coach Milligan. He immediately decided it was a good idea and my mom helped get the materials and teach us how to make the blankets.”
Junior Colter Gohs said, “Part of being on the basketball team is supporting the community that comes up to cheer us on at each game. This weekend we will continue community service by ringing bells at WalMart for the Salvation Army. We have also volunteered serving food on Thanksgiving at Loaves and Fishes, the local food bank.”
Coach Milligan and Vickie Myers will make sure the blankets get delivered to the Child Advocacy Center. As always stay tuned to our social media feeds to get pictures and information on the next service project the basketball team completes!