A former wrestler has committed matching up to $5000 for every dollar donated to the Reynolds Wrestling Legacy Fund from June 1 through July 8, the day of the Legacy Club BBQ Picnic.
Here is how you can donate
Click here to donate online at the Community Foundation on a donor web page for the Reynolds Wrestling Legacy Fund
Or write a check to "Reynolds Wrestling Legacy Fund" and mail it to:
Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH
7 West State Street, Suite 301
Sharon, PA 16146
All donations are tax deductible if you qualify for charitable contributions with the IRS.
The match challenge applies to all new donations. The funds we get from ongoing monthly contributions do not count towards that match count in this campaign.
A Testimonial: Why is he donating?
This is just another example of a former wrestler appreciating the values learned as a member of the wrestling team and how they benefitted him through life (his words).
He was a very tough wrestler and hard worker but he wasn't a star by Reynolds' standards. The gentleman had a tough time making 1st team and saw limited varsity action because all the weight classes around him were stacked with district, regional and state caliber wrestlers - back in the time when eliminations were tougher than districts and practice sessions drew a large crowd of fans to watch those practices.
The alumnus also challenges all former wrestlers to step up to help the program - especially so for all of you that don't live nearby or if you haven't supported the program through the Boosters or Road Crew activities.
From left: Past Neal Lineman Scholarship winners, Kane Kettering (2022), Cole Toy (2021), Brayden McCloskey (2023) and Brian Hills Scholarship winner Santino Gentile (2023).
How this helps
Donations are the lifeblood of the Legacy Club, and it is only through the wonderful support of fans and alumni like you that we can provide scholarships and other support to the program. Over time, we want to create more scholarship opportunities and increase the amounts of those we give now. So, building our fund balance to eventually create endowments will provide the perpetual continuity of the scholarship program.
Status quo won't work - standing still really means falling behind. Just like the wrestlers, we must continually change and improve to meet the moving target of the world: College prices continue to increase; the the numbers of wrestlers in upcoming Elementary & Jr High teams and Mat Maids are growing, we have a girls’ team for which we are trying to raise scholarship and support money, too.
Also, club wrestling is basically a requirement in today's world for improving a program. And due to the incredible support of an avid Raider fan, we have the Camp Reynolds Training Center to address that need for Reynolds. The management team of the CRTC has worked hard to provide extra training and competition opportunities and they get some support from the Boosters and Road Crew but it is quite an expensive endeavor to run the center. Although our priority is the scholarship program, we want to be in a position in the future to provide help to the CRTC for coaching and competition-related expenses.
And THANK YOU!
So many of you have given us a lot of support through donations and service over the past few years. Believe me - we really really appreciate it.
But stealing the tag line from my friends in the Road Crew, "It's for the kids!". Which is the point of all our requests for support: you are really helping the kids, not us.