WHS Athletes Give Back In A Big Way

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
 Warsaw High School athletes spent several hours on Friday giving back to the community that so willingly supports them during the school year.  The WHS coaching staff and 40 athletes worked on landscaping, clearing brush, washing windows and just any job that different individuals and businesses needed done.   
“We want to show our appreciation to the members of the WHS Booster Club who so willingly help us,” WHS Athletic Director Ryan Boyer said.  “It doesn’t matter if the Booster Club member gave us $5 or $500, we want to give back to them.”
Twenty four businesses took advantage of the athletes’ day of giving back to spruce up their property.  A number of athletes also worked at WHS painting hand rails and other areas around the football stadium.
The athletes also helped at River Church to prepare for their annual garage sale.
“Denise Hinkle at River Church helped to organize the pasta feed project for our guys on Thursday nights before games,” said Boyer.  “Many others have joined in to help with this project, and we were happy to help River Church with their garage sale to show our appreciation.”
The athletes will be helping during the Warsaw Rodeo to help set up panels in preparation for the annual rodeo.
“We urge all of our athletes to give back to the community,” Boyer said.  “One of the requirements for receiving any funding from the Booster Club is to give back to the community.”
On the Friday before the 4th of July, the athletes will team up with local gas stations and marinas to help patrons fill up their tanks.  All donations received will go to the various athletic teams at WHS.
Then near the end of June the athletes will be helping out with the Warsaw Youth Football Camp for students in kindergarten through the sixth grade.
The Fall Football Jamboree will be held at Warsaw on August 17 at 6 PM with Skyline, Buffalo, Osage and Warsaw participating.  The first game of the season will be August 24 with the Wildcats playing Midway at home at 7 PM.
Warsaw Football will celebrate their 40th Anniversary during the 2018-19 season.  “We will be recognizing those first football players during our Homecoming celebration this year,” said Boyer.  “We urge all the players who started Warsaw football to come home.”  The Homecoming game will be September 28 with the Wildcats hosting Butler.