G-R Softball Team Sells T-shirts BY: Shandra Simo
December 13, 2013
The GladbrookReinbeck High School softball girls recently sold shirts to raise money for families in need for the holidays. These shirts were available since early November, but I’m sorry to say, the team is done selling them! The girls said they set a limit of selling five t-shirts each, and so did Danielle Clark, the head softball coach. Clark said that they raised around $500 dollars this year, and it all goes into buying presents for families unable to afford presents for Christmas! Clark said that she tried to look for a family within the GR community. This year she went through Operation Threshold of Grundy Center. She said that the process is really simple, she just filled out an application letting them know what community they wanted a family from and how many they could help. Operation Threshold decided on the family the team helped out, but the girls looked for a family with younger children. It doesn’t seem that hard at all, and it isn’t too late to do some last minute helping out! When asked who came up with the design of the tshirt, everyone said that the t-shirt was more of a team effort. Clark said that she decided on the slogan she wanted on the back (“small towns, big hearts”), and her designer, Brad Hennig, sent her different graphics. Clark said, “Due to her savvy fashion sense and her seniority on the team, Lauren Gauthier gave the final approval of the shirts!” The softball team will shop, wrap, and give the gifts sometime next week and will be delivered by Danielle Clark sometime before Christmas. Clark wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased shirts so we can keep this softball tradition alive! GR students pretty much all agree that it’s great that the softball team cares enough about families in need to raise money, shop, wrap gift, and drive to deliver those gifts!
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