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Immokalee Lacrosse Team raises money for trip to Orlando

Posted at 7:02 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 09:02:46-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Immokalee High School Lacrosse Team is raising money to pay for a trip to Orlando during spring break. 

Head coach Scott Rickard says the trip will give his players a chance to compete against other teams, volunteer at local nonprofits and bond together through different activities.

He says without financial support, most of the players won't be able to make it there.

"The guys really enjoy it," Rickard said. "They really have fun and they look forward to it."

Austin Aviles is a rising senior who's been on the team for almost four years. He says the team has been on trips like this before, but it can put a financial burden on his parents.

"For this trip that I went on, they saved up 200 dollars because it costed 200 dollars and they couldn't buy anything else because they were saving up that money for me," Aviles said.

He says his parents are also still working to fix their broken roof damaged by hurricane Irma.

Aviles is one of four children, and says he knows how important it is to raise enough money for his trip.

Coach Rickard says the players must raise the money for the trip themselves. 

"They know that they can't just rely on donations or somebody else to pay for it. They go out and they work for it," Rickard said.

If you're interested in donating for the team's trip to Orlando, click here.