UPDATE: College Place Middle School assistant principal Dawn Hart gave an update to the equipment shed fire from over the weekend:
“While many items stored in the College Place Middle athletic shed were a complete loss, the jerseys were not in the structure at the time of the fire,” Hart said. “And we managed to borrow everything else we need in order for our three athletic teams to compete this week.”
Hart said the school appreciates offers of assistance. If individuals are interested in supporting the football program, she encourages them to purchase a “Cougar Card,” which provides the purchaser discounts at area businesses. You can buy these cards from any team member or the football coach.
The school’s annual “Cougar Run,” which supports the entire athletic program, is also still accepting donations, she said.
By Teresa Wippel, My Edmonds News
A fire that destroyed a sports equipment storage shed at College Place Middle School over the weekend has left the school’s football team without practice pinnies and jerseys. The team has a game on Wednesday, so it’s vital to have them replaced as soon as possible.
David Vincent, a College Place Middle School parent whose son Ian plays on the team, said he believes the fire occurred at some point Saturday night or early Sunday, as he and his wife had taken a walk past the school earlier Saturday. My Edmonds News has a message into Snohomish County Fire District 1 for more details, and we will include those once we receive them.
Meanwhile, anyone who is able to help provide the team with replacement pinnies and jerseys can contact College Place Middle School football coach Pedro Monillas at email@example.com or David Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org.