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FCA raises funds to help local kids


What do Duford Tires, G&M Auto Repairs, Zimmerman Fishing Tackle, Wrap Shack, Cove Deli, Polson Bay Grocery, and Polson’s Town Pump all have in common? They all care about kids. 

Polson High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club would like to pass out a heart-filled thank you to all the contributing businesses for making their Shoot for the Kids fundraisers such a success. 

The Shoot for the Kids fundraiser started with an idea to help two local families with their medical bills. Kiley Heffner of Dayton who has been stricken with leukemia and Layne Lozeau who has Adrenoleukodystrophy. These families will receive fuel cards to help with travel expenses for medical treatments. The fundraiser only became a reality when local businesses kicked in the following cheerful contributions. 

Owner and operator Dana Duford of Duford Tires donated a $400 voucher to go towards a tire purchase.  Shelley Quinn of Quinn’s Wrap Shack donated 12 $12 gift certificates and a discount on several others to go towards any item of their yummy menu. Martin Glasson and Brent Matson, owners and operators of G&M Auto Tech, donated a $100 gift certificate to apply to any auto repair. 

Dick Zimmerman of Zimmerman Tackle Shop in Pablo gave a $40 gift certificate to purchase any fishing tackle. The Avison family of the Cove Deli and Pizza contributed scoops of ice cream. Through the shooting contest the FCA kids collected $350 from participants shooting and donations. Polson Bay Grocery added two $25 gas cards and Town Pump contributed a $150 gift certificate. 

The core values of the FCA are what are referred to as the four C’s … Campus, Coaches, Camps, and Community. We are so thankful for such a generous business community. 

A last thank-you goes to the basketball fans and all the willing participants who at times new they had just a prayer to make the shot, but walked on to the court with a giving attitude of “Keep the Change.” 

To find out more about FCA, talk to any Student Huddle Leader, Huddle Coach Mark Rochin or check out their national Web site

Mark Rochin


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