WILMINGTON—A Wilmington high school is making a difference to a school located in New Jersey.
Eugene Ashley High School has reached out and is “paying it forward” by teaming up with Point Pleasant Beach High School in New Jersey to provide financial aid to their community after it was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
“Ashley has hosted numerous fund raisers to raise awareness and financial aid for our teammates in New Jersey,” said athletic director Roy Turner. “The Athletic Department collected donations at athletic contests and solicited donations from the staff, parents and Athletic Boosters. Student Government, The Leadership Club, and Dream Team at Ashley have hosted fund raisers (Hat Day, Jean Day, 5K and Fun Run, etc) with the proceeds earmarked for Point Pleasant Beach High School. “
With the help and support of local businesses, Ashley athletes, Ashley athletic boosters, faculty and student body, along with UNCW volunteers, NCHSAA schools and staff, and the Wilmington community, Ashley has currently raised $6,281.39.
All proceeds will aid the rebuilding efforts of the school in New Jersey.