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Hundreds of Pounds of Jerky Sent to U.S. Soldiers Abroad from Eureka High Soccer Team

And a drum roll is in order for the efforts of the Eureka High School boys' soccer team, supporters and Eureka community for a worthwhile cause benefiting American soldiers serving internationally.

Eureka High School boys' soccer team members, families and friends decided to do a good deed for American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, as reported earlier this month in Eureka-Wildwood Patch.

See previous article:  Beef Jerky Drive for Soldiers Hosted by Eureka Soccer Team

The last of the first-ever meat jerky drive was collected on Sept. 11 at the boys' home varsity soccer game versus DeSmet. Results are just in from taking collection items to the post office this weekend, per coach Gary Schneider:

  • 18 computer paper boxes full of jerky
  • Total weight of 242 pounds
  • Total cost to ship to Afghanistan $530.70

The jerky was sent to the Army Field Artillery, Security Forces Assistance Team in Kandahar. In addition to collecting jerky at football games and from neighbors, Farmers & Merchant Bank in Eureka helped pay for some of the shipping costs.

Margaret Poynter September 17, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Thank you Sean Hughes and the rest of the team for supporting our troops
Jo Beck September 18, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Definitely a great civic project! Good job, guys!

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