Arlington High School football players lift weights in the school gym. New weight cages have been installed at the school over the past four years thanks to donations from the Stillaguamish and Tulalip tribes. (Arlington Public Schools)

Arlington High School football players lift weights in the school gym. New weight cages have been installed at the school over the past four years thanks to donations from the Stillaguamish and Tulalip tribes. (Arlington Public Schools)

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Students at Arlington High School are staying fit with new weight cages thanks to donations from the Stillaguamish Tribe and the Tulalip Tribe.

Stillaguamish and Tulalip tribes donate money to Arlington High School

Students at Arlington High School are staying fit with new weight cages thanks to donations from the Stillaguamish Tribe and the Tulalip Tribe. A weight cage is a piece of weight training equipment that allows students to safely lift free weights. The school has 14 weight cages that have been replaced over the past four years thanks to the donations.

“The old weight cages really took up a lot of space in our weight room,” said Judd Hunter, Arlington High School PE department head. “The new cages open up a lot more space and the students really like the versatility of the new equipment. We’re very thankful for the donations.”

The Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors recently accepted the final $8,000 donation from the Stillaguamish Tribe. Since 2016, the Tulalip Tribe has donated $5,000 for the cages and the Stillaguamish Tribe has donated $18,000.

“The local tribes put an emphasis on education and school facilities through generous funding for projects and materials for students and staff,” said Arlington High School teacher Kimberly Meno, who helped facilitate the writing of the grant for the cages. “We appreciate their continued support of our students and staff.”

Stillaguamish Tribal Member Jeremy Smith said, “The Stillaguamish Tribe cares deeply about being a helpful member of the community. We are pleased to be able to provide support for the Arlington High School student weight cages.”

The weight cages will be used by various sports teams and the weight training, athletic weight training, fit and tone weight training and speed, power and agility training classes at the high school.

Source: Arlington Public Schools

Christmas House grants

The Everett Clinic Foundation recently awarded a $4,500 grant to Christmas House, a nonprofit charity that provided free Christmas to 7,200 children from low-income families throughout Snohomish County last year.

Another grant, from the Wells Fargo Foundation, awarded a $5,000 in grant to the nonprofit. The Everett Clinic Foundation was established in 1994, by clinic staff and physicians.

Supported by staff and physician donations, its goal is to provide ongoing philanthropic support to charitable organizations in Snohomish and King counties. The foundation is administered by a Board of Directors that is responsible for the allocation of funds. The foundation receives contributions from its staff and physicians to help local nonprofit organizations succeed.

Since its inception, The Everett Clinic Foundation has donated more than $4 million to charitable groups.

The Wells Fargo Foundation’s philanthropic activities focus on creating long-term, strategic relationships with nonprofits to create innovative, sustainable solutions to meet local needs.

Christmas House formed in 1981.

For those wishing to support Christmas House either with a monetary donation or in-kind, or by volunteering their time, please visit christmas-house.org or call 425-338-2273. Online volunteer signups begin Oct. 1.

Source: Larry Lark

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