HARTLAND — First Bank Financial
Centre in Hartland donated $1,500 to Arrowhead High School’s
Warhawks wrestling team, said Jeff Pfannerstill, village president.
Pfannerstill, whose son is a Warhawk, said $1,500 can go a long way
for a wrestling team, adding that much of the funding comes from
parents in the community.
“For a program like wrestling, $1,500 is huge,” Pfannerstill said.
“I just thought it was fantastic that they went and did that.”
Warhawks wrestling coach Jeremy Miller said donations, whether they
come in the form of volunteering or donations from businesses, are a
big part of what allows the program to provide great opportunities
for student wrestlers.
“If you want to do things with uniforms or make improvements to the
practice or locker area etc., you need to raise money,” Miller said.
“And it takes community effort to do that.”
The $1,500 will be used to fund tournament trips and other
improvements in the program, Miller added.
“I can tell you that we’ve had so many parents and community members
step forward and either volunteer their time or donate to make
improvements to our locker room that we use and share with other
programs,” Miller said. “So, the credit doesn’t go to me. It’s the
coaches, parents and community that I work with.”