Cabrillo College Athlete Hospitality
Cabrillo College Football is reaching out to the Faith Community for help in providing housing and food for a few of their new recruits. As a result of a friendship I developed while coaching at Cabrillo in 2009-10 there was discussion between the Coach who oversees player recruitment and myself on how to meet the needs of athletes that come from out of town to play football at Cabrillo. Several players were in a situation where they were living out of their cars, staying on couches in coach’s offices or couch surfing with friends. For many the best meal they received during the week was the team dinner on Friday nights before the game on Saturday. As a result we are reaching out to the community and especially churches who would be interested in providing hospitality to a young man who is working hard to improve his life or make changes that will enhance their future. Below is the Go Fund Me bio of a young man that is planning on being at Cabrillo in the Fall and is reaching out for assistance.
REESE BUCK’S PERSONAL STORY
“Hello, my name is Reese Buck, let me introduce myself. I am a student athlete from Bend, Oregon. I have lived here the majority of my life with my parents and two older brothers. I have competed in football, baseball and wrestling in my four amazing years at Bend Senior High. In my four years of being a student athlete I have maintained a 3.7 GPA challenging myself in rigorous courses such as IB math and Ap Psychology. I am contacting you today because of my need for financial support. When filing for FAFSA, I was required to submit my families taxes for 2015. Unable to file taxes for 2016 (which is when we took a big financial hit). My mother was laid off in 2016 bringing our finances down dramatically, and causing my mom to have to re-enroll in school. The reason filing 2015 taxes was an issue is because we made too much money that year to receive any money for my college tuition.
My problem lies in the issue that I am trying to attend and play football at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. With our present finances I will not be able to attend and my dream of continuing the sport I love will be crushed. I am contacting you today to help me understand my need for financial help and why I feel I deserve it and what a great opportunity college football will be for me. It will shape me into a better man and help me build my already tremendously competitive attitude. Thank you for you time and I hope we can see eye to eye in why I need help to help pursue my dream.”
–Reese Michael Buck
Reese’s appeal is for finances through a Go Fund Me account yet with the oversight of the Cabrillo coaching staff and partnering with the Faith Community we are hoping to provide a hospitable environment in the form of housing and food.