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L-S wrestling boosters & L-L League coaches raise money for A Week Away

January 28, 2015

L S Wrestling Booster A Week Away

Checks are presented to A Week Away: (l-r) Josh Clair, (L-L League Wrestling Coaches Association president), Marie McCune, (A Week Away VP), Lynn Walker, and Kevin Franklin

This weekend at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Wrestling Tournament, the L-S Wrestling Booster Club and the L-L League Wrestling Coaches Association presented A Week Away (AWA) vice president Marie McCune and Lynn Walker, mother of AWA founder Caleb Walker, with donations to the organization. Caleb, an L-S grad and dedicated Pioneer wrestler, established AWA to finance and coordinate stress-free vacations for individuals with life threatening illnesses and their loved ones.

At the beginning of the current season, the L-S Wrestling booster clubs put a plan in motion to raise money for AWA in support of Caleb. They were hoping to surprise him with the money over the holidays but sadly he lost his battle with cancer early in December 2014. The project continued in his honor. Wrestling booster clubs from other districts reached out to L-S to donate, as did District families, the Lancaster-Lebanon League Quarterback Club, and others.

At the tournament the L-S Wrestling Booster Club donated the $2048.46 they had raised and the L-L League Wrestling Coaches Association donated $1000. Caleb’s parents were touched by the support of the wrestling community and thanked the group on behalf of A Week Away. On Facebook, Caleb’s mother expressed gratitude for the donations and explained how the sport of wrestling had shaped Caleb:

“Caleb certainly epitomized these traits (courage and character) both on the mat and how he lived his life and he also understood how difficult the battle can be for those who are fighting life threatening illnesses of their own. That’s why he founded AWA, to provide a respite to those and their caregivers who so desperately need it in the midst of their battles enabling them to come back refreshed and continue to fight.”

The organization that Caleb started continues to thrive, bringing in well over its set goal for the most recent campaign. To donate or to learn more about A Week Away, please visit the website or the A Week Away Facebook page.

Read the LancasterOnline story.

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