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Faith Lutheran Community Day to donate $12,000 worth of new sports equipment and apparel to local children
Published on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 (6:18 p.m.)LAS VEGAS – The cost to play youth sports can be expensive, with kids from low income families often unable to participate because they can’t afford the equipment required to try out for sports such as football or baseball. To help with this need in the community, Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School will be hosting the inaugural Faith-Ful’s Community Day, an event in which $12,000 of brand new sports equipment and apparel from Faith-Ful’s sponsor, Under-Armour, will be donated. The event will take place on June 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the Faith Lutheran football field, located at 2017 Hualapai Way. Kids will be given prizes for their participation in various games, and snacks will be provided.
Faith Lutheran Community Day is hosted by the Faith Lutheran Faith-Fuls, a charity program created by Faith Lutheran Junior and football player Jordan Coppert. Coppert was inspired to start the program just over two years ago when he was cleaning out his old football gear and looking to purchase new equipment. He not only realized that another athlete could utilize the older goods, but came to realize the cost associated with purchasing sporting equipment. Thus he began collecting used sporting goods for resale at the Faith Thrift Store, and more recently partnered with Under-Armour to meet a legitimate need in the community. Faith Lutheran Football Coach and former NFL player Vernon Fox stresses the importance of giving back to the community.
“Sports give kids a positive outlet to avoid unhealthy influences in their community,” said Jordan Coppert, the founder of Faith-Fuls. “It’s sad that kids would be denied the opportunity to play sports because their family can’t afford things like a baseball bat or football cleats.”
The sports equipment that will be donated at Faith Lutheran’s Community Day includes a variety of sporting goods and apparel.
“We’re proud of what Jordan and his volunteers have accomplished with Faith-Fuls,” said Dr. Steve Buuck, CEO of Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School. “He’s such a positive role model for students in our community.”
For more information on Faith Lutheran Community Day, please call (702) 804-4400 or visit www.FaithLutheranLV.org
Faith-Ful’s is a charitable program that collects new and gently used sports equipment for donation to Faith Thrift Store, and in addition provides new sporting equipment from their sponsors to benefit the community.
About Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is the largest non-public school in Nevada and the largest Lutheran school in the United States, with a record 1,476 students enrolled in the 2013 – 2014 academic year. The school’s mission is to provide a quality and balanced education in a Christ-centered environment. For more information, visit www.FaithLutheranLV.org.