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Football scholarship program created; donations sought

June 12, 2014

Wapakoneta High School football seniors for the 2014 season include, front row, Jacob Hartman, Dallas Ambos, head coach Travis Moyer, Jake Snyder and Bobby Mason; middle row, Devin Knapke, Kodi Morgan, Andrew Lowden, Quinn Lotridge, Jared Smith, Jon Eaton, Joe Pitts and Keaton Metz; back row, Wil Rankin, Ethan Saunders, Colton Brown, Cole Mace, Thomas Schoenlein, Nick Steinke, Alex Bowersock and Austin Morey. Not pictured are Blake Pfenning, Adam Henderson, Josh Hilleary and C.J. Young.

From staff reports

A scholarship program has been created for future football players at Wapakoneta High School under first-year head coach Travis Moyer.

In a letter to potential donors, Moyer says, “Wapakoneta has identified a community service project that is meaningful to its school and community.”

The letter states “this scholarship is to commend players for their 4 years of participation in the Wapakoneta Varsity Football program and promote higher level of education beyond high school.”

In order to be eligible to receive funds from the program, student-athletes must participate in the Wapakoneta varsity football program all four years of high school and choose to continue their education at either a two- or four-year college.

The number of student-athletes receiving funds each school year is not limited. If the senior has met the two criteria, he will receive a portion of the program’s funds.

The football program is seeking funds to “help us recognize these student-athletes,” the letter states.
Moyer writes in the letter, “support and generosity is appreciated greatly by our program” and “thank you … for paying it forward to future football players at Wapakoneta!”

Those wishing to donate to the scholarship program may write a check to Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters (Scholarship Fund) and return them to: Travis Moyer, Head Football Coach, Wapakoneta High School, 1 W. Redskin Trail, Wapakoneta, OH 45895.

Moyer said the football program will donate $500 to the scholarship.

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