Wrestlers raised $800 Sunday to help cover team travel costs. The Angels will open their season at the Wolverine Classic in Dillingham on October 27.
The Bristol Bay Angels wrestling team started off the month with their first fundraiser of the season, a carwash and hamburger cookout. Students and members of the community came together to show support for the high school athletes.
The wrestling team raised over $800 at the carwash in Naknek. The money will cover some of the team’s travel costs.
Riel Anderson, the Bristol Bay Angels' head wrestling coach, said that the goal for the event was to build community spirit in addition to making money to offset the team's expenses.
“The team is excited about the year, and they want to let everyone in town come and see us,” said Anderson.
There are more community-based fundraising efforts in the works. The team is planning a biscuits and gravy breakfast later on this month, and it will hold a spaghetti dinner and raffle later in the season.
The Bristol Bay Borough Angels have their first meet on October 27 at the Wolverine Classic in Dillingham.
Monica Waring is a freelance reporter living in Naknek. Reach her through us at firstname.lastname@example.org.