Scoring Goals Off the Field: Women’s Soccer Contributes Donations Amidst California Fires

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Riley McNair and Sarah Mesler

The women’s soccer team raised upwards of $1,300 in less than two days in support of the people that had lost their homes.”

Ah yes. The picture perfect day: the sky was orange, the air quality was in the 200s, and it was literally snowing ash. Wait. Did I say perfect? I meant the literal opposite of perfect, how does apocalyptic sound? September 9, the day the Bay turned orange. 

That day might have been bad for us— we couldn’t go outside, the visibility was awful, it felt like living in a Star Wars movie— that day was truly apocalyptic for hundreds of Californians. Thousands of people, including some of our own Mitty community, got displaced during the evacuation process, and hundreds lost homes by the rampant fires. 

In the midst of this, the Mitty community banded together to raise money to help support the victims of the fires by donating items for affected areas. The women’s soccer team raised upwards of $1,300 in less than two days in support of the people that had lost their homes. With this money, they were able to buy 1,691 items, including tents, sleeping bags, pillows, hand sanitizer, and much more.

As junior and captain Sophia Schilb states, “the most satisfying part was on the last day of delivery, they could fill a whole flatbed truck and two whole vans.”