The Eureka High softball team raised more money during a fundraising hit-a-thon earlier this school year than any other team in the country.
The event raised money for the Jason Motte Strike-Out Cancer Foundation. Motte is a former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher. Eureka High softball coach Mark Mosley said they have been notified the nearly $11,000 team members raised tops the nation.
"And we did it in two months or so," said Mosley. "Many other teams do it throughout the year or in a season. This speaks to the character of our team members. It's the whole program, too – JV girls and coaches get involved. It's a true team effort."
"I think it's pretty awesome," said Eureka High softball team member Natalie Jones. "I was pretty impressed with our efforts. We did well for a good cause!"
Team member Madyson Pogue agreed.
"I think it's impressive that a team of softball girls did this, considering all the causes we could have chosen," said Pogue. "We don't do it to be the top fundraiser. We do it because it's the right thing to do."
"This is fantastic!" said Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles. He extended a message to softball team members and their coaches: "Thank you for leading this worthy endeavor."