Henryville gets $ 100,000 in sports equipment

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Objects donated during the celebration.
The children gathered in the new gymnasium for the event.
The children gathered in the new gymnasium for the event.
A mascot in baseball gear entertained the crowd.
A mascot in baseball gear entertained the crowd.

HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Henryville Junior and Senior High School started the new year at a school and gymnasium rebuilt after losing almost everything in the tornado outbreak of March 2, 2012. Now, thanks to a company from sporting goods, they are also able to start with brand new sporting equipment.

Hibbitt Sports donated $ 100,000 worth of sports equipment to Henryville High at a morning assembly Monday. Sporting Director and Assistant Director Bill Niece couldn’t be happier, saying “It’s pretty phenomenal to see the work they’ve done to bring this together. The Hibbitt team worked and worked to make sure that we have this stuff here last weekend. “

Hibbitt Sports contacted Henryville Junior and High School last June for a wishlist of what they needed in their sports department. The offer has been extended through a special program called “Sport Renovation Operation”. They kept their promise on Monday and Niece said they actually received almost 70% of everything they asked for.

“It really is a blessing,” Niece said. “We’ve got so much going on right now, you know we could probably go a few years without buying baseball and softball gear and things like that.”

In addition to the sports equipment that Hibbett Sports donated to the school, they also donated a little something to each student. A goodie bag and gift cards were distributed to give the students a little something for themselves after a very difficult year.

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