Hello, my name is Shane. I am one of the coaches for the Penn-Tafford High School Track and Field Team. We are trying to raise funds to take our student athletes to several indoor track meets this winter season. We live in Pennsylvania, and the winters here can be very cold and long, so our outdoor track season in the spring is shorter than that of schools south of PA.
Generally, High School Track and Field is a spring sport. The indoor Track season is considered a winter sport. There is little funding available to support an additional winter season. The coaches are volunteering their time and energy to support these student athletes. The funds we raise will go to funding the transportation, lodging, and fees to these indoor track meets.
These additional track meets will allow our student athletes to gain exposure to institutions of higher learning outside our local area, which could lead to some scholarship opportunities for our student athletes.
If you can help, please do so. If you can't, please share our story. I will post updates of winter track meets, so you can see what your generosity made possible! The more funds we can raise, the more meets our students can compete in.
We were scheduled to have our first indoor track meet of the year on January 19th. Unfortunately, due to projected weather we were unable to go. The kids were disappointed. We have rescheduled, and we are now going on the 25th of January. I will post results on the 26th.