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Fayetteville Wolves baseball players show teacher appreciation through car wash


FAYETTEVILLE, Ala. – The Fayetteville Wolves baseball team stepped up to show their gratitude for their teachers with a heartwarming gesture ahead of the new school year.

Assistant Coach Josh Podoris organized a special faculty car wash event on campus Monday morning, Aug. 7, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and the team’s goal was to boost teacher morale and support the educators who shape the community’s future.

“Today is about showing appreciation to teachers,” shared Matt Collier, the Head Baseball Coach. “As a teacher myself, it’s hard to get back into the spirit of going to school every morning, so the baseball team just wanted to show our gratitude to the teachers and get them excited about going to school.”

The car wash initiative, dubbed #WolvesWash, proved to be quite a success. In just one hour, the team managed to wash an impressive 30 vehicles, ensuring each teacher’s car sparkled, or, at the very least, “dust was knocked off,” as Coach Collier humorously pointed out.

The event garnered praise from the teachers themselves. “They’re giving back to their community, and they’re going to do a great job,” expressed Jamie Bulger, a fifth grade teacher at Fayetteville.

Lacey Gray, a teacher from Fayetteville Middle School, acknowledged the impact of the car wash, noting, “They’re providing a boost in morale.”

Principal Lynn Ritchie also commended the baseball players’ community service, stating, “This is a wonderful opportunity for players to give back to their school and a great way to start the school year off on a positive note with their teachers and staff.”

The event not only showcased gratitude but also fostered a sense of togetherness. Assistant Principal Brooke Brewer emphasized, “We’re not just students and faculty. We’re like a family.”

Fayetteville’s spirit of appreciation and unity exemplified the motto, #SmallCommunityBigVILLage, setting an example of how simple gestures can have a profound impact on a community’s well-being.

Teachers, you are truly appreciated!

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