Playing for a cause

National Honor Society hosts faculty and staff basketball game for Wounded Warrior Project


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Tickets are sold for $3 and $6 at the door, be sure to come out and support.

Students will get the chance to see their teachers face off in the faculty basketball game this Thursday, Mar. 5 in the main gym.

The event is hosted by the National Honor Society and proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization supporting injured veterans and their families.

“Being a part of NHS means holding yourself to virtues, one of which is service,” NHS treasurer and service committee leader senior Sam Polis said. “Raising funds for those who make the ultimate sacrifice is the least we can do to show our gratitude.”

The Wounded Warrior Project focuses on four major factors of a wounded veteran’s life: mind, body, economic empowerment and engagement. These programs help veterans adjust back to life, maintain their physical health, provide for themselves and their families and stay connected to one another.

“Our vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history,” the Wounded Warrior Project mission statement says. “Our purpose is to raise awareness, help the injured and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.”

Tickets are sold at all lunches for $3, and $6 at the door.

“It’ll be exciting to see our own faculty and staff try to play basketball,” Polis said. “It’s not something I’d want to miss.”