Girls Soccer Fundraises for New Uniforms

The SHS girls soccer team raised over 700 dollars in a summer car wash and bake sale to raise money for the upcoming season.

The Lady Warriors hosted the fundraiser at Advanced Auto Parts of Shrewsbury on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With an original goal of 500 dollars, the team surpassed their expectations, washing roughly 25 cars in the 85-degree weather.

Senior striker Evelyn Weldon admits that the car wash was a big success for the team.

“I think the car wash not only brought us money for our program, but it also allowed our team to bond,” Weldon said. “By working together, we got to know each other better and get closer.”

Leading up to the event, the girls got together to bake cookies and make posters to advertise at the venue.

Sophomore Riley Barrett and seniors Ava Holloway and Sienna Kopp advertise for the car wash with hand-made signs from the team. Photograph by Kelsey McCullough

With the profits from the car wash, the six seniors of the team are looking to fund uniforms and apparel for their final season together.

The team’s current jerseys were funded 4 years ago and still sport the Native American logo which the girls are also looking to change by setting aside some of the money raised for the future of the girls soccer program.

Now that the school year has arrived, the seniors are organizing at least two more fundraisers locally through Rita’s as well as Chick-Fil-A.

Weldon explains that the community’s involvement makes every fundraiser possible.

“Having the support from our community means so much to our program,” Weldon said. “Being able to count on the community for our funds is special and not every team has that. I am hoping we continue doing car washes at Auto Parts [in the future] and hopefully, we do more fundraisers at local restaurants.”

With a big thank you to the community for being so involved in their first event, the team encourages the SYCSD community to keep an eye out for future fundraisers and spirit nights.