Bristol Bay wrestling team holds first fundraiser of season
The Bristol Bay Angels wrestling team started the month off with their first fundraiser of the season, a carwash and hamburger cookout. Students and members of the community came together to show support, making the afternoon a success. Over $800 was raised at the Sunday event at the Bristol Bay School in Naknek, which will help cover some of the team's travel costs.
Riel Anderson, the Bristol Bay Angels head wrestling coach, expressed that the goal of the day was not only to make money for the team, but also to expand on neighborly relations.
"The team is excited about the year and they want to let everyone in town come and see us," Anderson said.
Last year, the team led an aluminum drive to help raise funds, but Anderson said the approach to raising money this season will be community based. The team is planning a biscuits and gravy breakfast later on this month and will also hold a spaghetti dinner and raffle.
The Bristol Bay Borough Angels have their first meet on Oct. 27 at the Wolverine Classic in Dillingham.