Several LHS wrestlers helped out with our first major fundraiser. On Labor Day Monday, the boys set up shop at the American Legion Park and sold funnel cakes to the hundreds of people celebrating the holiday in Louisburg. First-year head coach Bobby Bovaird was happy with the turnout, including both the volunteer workers and the community members supporting the team.
Several parents helped out, along with veteran senior wrestlers and newcomer freshmen. Senator Pat Apple and local businessman Neil Spector were major contributors to the fund-raiser. Special thanks also goes to Assistant Coach Aaron Ziadeh for working all day to help raise funds for the program.
This year, Coach Bovaird hopes to raise enough money to purchase sweatpants and hooded sweatshirts to replace old and worn-out uniforms. He also wants to buy t-shirt and short sets for the team, varsity warm-up jackets, and team bags. Also, at the end-of-the-season banquet, Coach Bovaird plans to put together a yearbook covering the season.
The Wildcats also sold funnel cakes, fried Oreos, and fried Twinkies at the July 4th celebration at Lewis-Young Park in Louisburg. Both events have been great promotional events for the team, as well as bringing in some great funds. It seems like the selling of fried foods may become a tradition for the wrestlers every summer when the boys don’t have to watch their weight!