Hackney attended a weekly pre-game football dinner on August 29 where he presented the team with a check for $3,000 on behalf of CVGS. The funds are a contribution to Colusa High School’s weight room and sports equipment improvement campaign.
“Central Valley Gas Storage is committed to giving back to our surrounding communities,” said Hackney. “We appreciate the efforts by the city of Colusa to support its high school sports program, which does an incredible job of not only promoting athletics, but as an extension of the classroom, helping to prepare these young athletes for the future by also coaching them on life skills and work ethics. We are proud to support the Colusa High School weight room project and wish them great success with their sport activities.”
Funds needed to upgrade the equipment is about $13,000 and to date total donations of about $5,000 have been made collectively by area businesses including Central Valley Gas Storage, Weston Buildings, Jeff Savage Plumbing and F & L Farms Trucking.
Coach Paul J. Theriault (Coach T) is head football coach at the school but he estimates that the improved space and equipment will benefit all student-athletes for maximum strength and safety.
“The room currently used as a weight room is one of the school’s larger portable buildings located behind the gymnasium,” said Theriault. “Additionally the equipment now available to the students is poor at best and also needs to be upgraded.”