A-J Junior Wildcats Receive Unexpected Donation From Local Couple


A-J Junior Wildcats Receive Unexpected Donation From Local Couple

ANNA—The A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club received some unexpected support going into their off-season.  On May 7, 2014, John and Tracee Foley made an unsolicited $1000 donation to the club.

“When a kid is involved in a disciplined sport they are less likely to be led into trouble and will be successful,” said Tracee Foley after presenting head coach Grover Mays with a check.  “You are an excellent mentor.  Keep up the good work!”

Mays just completed his third year as head coach of the club where he coached nearly forty kids in ages ranging from four to fourteen.  He had the honor this season of being selected by area coaches as IKWF South Sectional Coach of the Year.

The team routinely gets donations from individuals and local businesses during their season but this donation was extra special according to team spokesman Rollie Hawk.

“We’ve never asked the Foleys or their law firm for a donation in the past so getting this was an unexpected blessing,” said Hawk.  “It really makes us feel good to know that people in the community are noticing what we are trying to accomplish with these kids.  And it’s great to be able to add the Foleys to our wrestling family!”

“Thanks for all of your dedication to the youth of Union County; it does not go unnoticed,” said Tracee Foley.  “We need more guys like you in our community.”

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