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Never too old to adopt a sports or academic team

Don Nellessen and Tony Huppert adopted the Spring Valley Summer Basketball Team by paying their admission fee to St. Croix Central for 2014.

Don and Tony feel businesses are overwhelmed with requests for sponsorships and are unable to help fund the need. Adopting a team, sports or academic, allows individuals to contribute to their local committee activities directly. Individuals can adopt a local team by helping with the entrance fees or other team needs.

Sponsors can be involved as much or as little as they want. Attend games and give support or not, totally up to the sponsor. It can be as easy and as gratifying as the sponsor wants to make it.

Adopting a team locally, supporting the activities in your community and having a picture taken with “Your” team, is more rewarding than sending money out of your community. There aren’t any classes to attend or ditches to clean; the smile on the team’s faces and their appreciation makes it all worthwhile. It is interesting how rewarding a simple “Thank You” can be.

Adopting a team is the easy form of adoption, even for old guys like Tony and Don. Get involved locally, it makes a difference.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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