The Oregon High School Girls soccer team is reaching out for help.
“We are currently in desperate need for donations due to last season being canceled, along with all its fundraising opportunities because of COVID-19,” the team wrote in a letter. “Some of the fundraisers we have completed in the past were selling Butter Braids, helping youth soccer leagues, car washes, concessions, baseball ticket raffle sales, and a Penalty Kick Challenge.
“Currently, our team has been going around town asking businesses for donations, and we plan on placing donation jars in some local businesses as well. Our team is self-funded, so we receive no aid from our school, making it very difficult to even have a season.
“Our last full season we won Regionals, which was a huge accomplishment for a team that had been around for only three years. In order to have a season, we need to raise around $14,000, otherwise we can’t afford buses, referees, coaching, etc.
“During our seasons, we learn many important life skills such as teamwork, leadership, perseverance, and sportsmanship. Without your help, we might not even be able to have a season, which would not only take away our season, but also the important life skills we learn on and off of the field.
“Please consider donating to the Oregon Girls Soccer Association, because to us, our team is not just a team, it is our family.
“If you so kindly choose to donate, please make the checks payable to “Oregon Girls Soccer” and mail them to 804 South Third Street, Oregon, IL 61061.
“Thank you for your time, Oregon Girls Soccer Association.”