Katrina Schauland
Vail, CO, Colorado

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March 25, 2013
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Vail Daily letter: Soccer players volunteer

It's always great to see students come together with local businesses to help make a positive difference. A recent example of this was the Battle Mountain High School soccer team.

After the team successfully secured the Class 4A soccer championship, local businesses from around the county who were sponsoring the soccer team agreed to pay for the players' championship rings after each player put in 15 hours of volunteer service in the community.

Some of those players decided to help at the Habitat ReStore in Eagle.

The students were instrumental in helping with the store's spring cleaning and reorganizing of the back room to help prepare for springtime donations.

Coach David Cope mentioned how working with Habitat for Humanity offers "a chance for our boys to get together, work on a project and see a tangible outcome."

One of the players is even part of a Habitat partner family!

This is a great example of how a student who is a member of a Habitat partner family helps complete the full circle of what the ReStore is, its role as part of the Habitat affiliate and how it contributes to the local community.

People who volunteer at the ReStore truly help give back and make an impact.

This has been a great opportunity for these students to make a positive difference in our community by helping the ReStore and ultimately helping put more local families in affordable housing.

Katrina Schauland


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