Wayland-Cohocton Boys Soccer
Program is running a new soccer ball drive
now through September 25.
In the fall the Wayland-Cohocton Central School District
will welcome three boys as they join the Nielsen family.
The boys are natives of Vrasta, Bulgaria and will be
traveling from Bulgaria to join their new family here in
the States. During their summer trip to Bulgaria to
spend time with the boys, the Nielsens took along a
soccer ball given to them by former WC Varsity soccer
player Tyler Pfuntner. The ball proved a great way to
break the ice and spend some fun active time together.
Because of their
experience, the Nielsen family members have become
advocates for older children seeking adoptive families.
The Nielsen family was moved by the warmth and
compassion of the children residing in the orphanage and
continues to enjoy getting to know the other children as
they Skype and Facebook with the boys during this
transitional time. The JV and Varsity Boys teams will
collect balls to give as a gift to the orphanage when
the Nielsen’s travel there in the fall to bring the boys
home. Cash donations are also being accepted to pay for
the shipping costs of the balls and a possible air pump
to re-inflate the balls.
Donations of balls may
be made to any Wayland-Cohocton soccer player or may be
dropped off at the Wayland-Cohocton High School Office
or at 303 East Naples Street in Wayland. If you are
interested in making a donation to defray the costs of
shipping the balls or toward purchasing the pump, please
contact Coach Potter at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Bondgren at
email@example.com or Melonie Coley at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-728-2211 ext 3070.