Fruita High School Athletes Sharing their Love of the Game

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction (KKCO) – Some Fruita Monument student athletes are sharing their love of the game with kids in need.
The program is called play back sports, they collect money and lightly used sporting equipment and give it to kids who can't afford it.
The five students spearheading the program came up with the idea last year.

They felt it just wasn't right that some athletes have to miss out because they can't afford equipment or league fees.
So far it's the program has been a success. Travis Mosser a junior at Fruita says they have collected over 300 pieces of equipment and clothing. They have also awarded about 15 scholarships to kids in need.
The group will also be given the Robin Hood Grant from the Grand Junction rotary club.
The grant is worth $500.00 and the students couldn’t be more thankful.
They hope others will continue to give so the program will continue to grow, it’s something these students hope they can pass on to the next generation of Fruita students.

If you would like to donate just contact the program via e-mail at playbacksports@aol.com.


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  • by Stacey Location: Fruita on May 16, 2012 at 07:18 PM
    Fruita is incredibly lucky to have such wonderful students and future leaders in our community. I've always said there is SOMETHING in our water! Our kids ROCK!
  • by Susan on May 16, 2012 at 06:51 PM
    So great to hear about kids taking the initiative to help others. These kids are great role models.
  • by GJ on May 16, 2012 at 07:33 AM
    Great kids and a wonderful program! This is what is "right" with youth today!
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