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School receives major sports donation

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 18th, 2013

Outside of the normal news and reports that happen at the monthly meeting, the Flandreau School Board received great news at their June meeting that someone had donated two regulation size soccer goals to the school.

The donor(s) wish to remain anonymous, but their support and generosity does not go without notice.

“It's wonderful to see the community showing an interest in both youth sports and our school system. The support is much appreciated,” said Clay Pavlis, a member of the Flandreau School Board and a parent of children who have already used the goals as part of the new soccer portion of the city’s Summer Rec program.

There has been talk at the School Board meetings since late in 2012 about expanding the soccer footprint in Flandreau but no final decisions have been made. The addition of the two goals is a major step for not only the school but also the community in their efforts to help grow the local popularity of the world’s most popular sport.

“We are for anything that keeps kids active. Hopefully this will help get kids away from the TV and become more physically fit,” Flandreau Superintendent Rick Weber said.

Talks will continue between the school board and interested parties about the expansion of soccer in Flandreau, but for now everyone is very energized about where they are at.

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