|Published:||May 08, 2013 6:22 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 08, 2013 6:35 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County's winningest high school wrestling program has outgrown its home. A year and a half ago, the community pledged to fund a new practice facility at Riverdale High School, but it still needs a roof.
Through a series of fundraisers called "raising the roof," those with the team are looking to raise the last $60,000 to get it finished.
Through the month of May, the players are "pinning" homes, by placing a team of painted bowling pins in the yard of your choice.
Having a home pinned, and having the pins sent elsewhere will cost you. A parent came up with the idea. The wrestlers spend several hours a week delivering the 600 or so pins all over Lee County.
"I can imagine myself in ten years coming back here to see what the wrestling program has become, see how prosperous it's become and the building, and everyone's names on it that helped make it. It's going to be a great feeling," wrestler Trenton Swanson said.
"I tell them every day that they have an invested interest in what they're doing and this is something they'll have their name attached to for the rest of their lives," Coach Kris Hayward said.
Those with the project hope to have the 57,000 square foot facility finished in time for the starte of wrestling season on November 1st. The existing practice room would become an extension of the weight room.
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