A TOTAL OF $1,035 was raised for the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Cheer team during a customer appreciation day and fundraiser hosted by the Duke Boyz on July 15. In addition to hosting rides and food to celebrate three years in business, organizers with the Duke Boyz donated 75 percent of the proceeds from car washes conducted by the cheer team and T-shirt sales as part of the event. The money will be used to purchase new uniforms. On hand for the check presentation were, front row from left, cheer team members Tori Terrill, Mtn. View; Carlea Badolian, West Plains; Alexis Fuwell, Mountain Grove; Neely Gobel, West Plains; and Felicity Snelling, Licking. Second row: Assistant Coach Keena Simpson; cheer team member Makayla Koon, West Plains; Duke Boyz owner Kyle Duke; cheer team member Karli Habel, Spokane; and cheer team coordinator Rachel Peterson. Back row: Grizz (aka Robyn Rex, Spokane); and cheer team members Zachary Cook and Brandon Owens, both of West Plains; and Jayse Muncy, Dadeville. (Missouri State-West Plains Photo).
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