“Coaches’ Corner” to open with help from MP athletes
BY ANDY KRUTSINGER
Mt. Pleasant News
Sporting equipment is about to become easier to come by in Mt. Pleasant thanks in part to a few generous Panther athletes.
The Fellowship Cup is opening their “Coaches’ Corner” this winter, which is a place where players can donate their equipment to be sold at a discount price.
The equipment will be sold in the corner of the Quarter Maybe More Store which had their Christmas section in it up until last week.
“If they can come in here and get quality equipment, and they can get it cheaper, that’s just going to help them compete and participate,” says Fellowship Cup manager Ken Brown. “That’s the main benefit that people will get from it.”
Jen Schwartz first came up with the idea and told Brown roughly a year ago that a cheap place for athletes to buy gear could benefit the community.
Schwartz says the store will work on donations from Panther athletes, and a few Mt. Pleasant football players were on site Friday afternoon to start bringing gear into the store.
Schwartz says donations will be accepted, not only by Panther high school athletes, but from any athlete that is wiling to donate their equipment to help out those who struggle to afford new gear.
“We are hoping to reach this out to the rest of the sports,” Schwartz said. “It will go here and then less fortunate kids will have sporting equipment, plus the money will go to the Fellowship Cup to help feed the community. It’s just a win-win for everybody.”
Brown and Schwartz, along with their team of Panther athletes say the corner of the store will be open soon and should become a perfect place for athletes to check first before spending the big bucks on expensive equipment.