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Leave It to Boys: Turning Goof Ups into Philanthropy

By Carrie Reynolds, Special to the Independent

Ten local boys ages 12 to 13, all seventh-grade classmates, this summer formed a club to raise money for an LBHS scholarship for the next five years. They met in August and made some big decisions.

The founders settled on Ten Boys Who Care as their name and a $2,500 goal divided between a boy and girl graduating next June.

From left, back row: Gustav Morck, Sammy Reynolds, Noah Linder and Sam Kluver; front, Mason Lebby, Enzo Sadler, Blake Pivaroff, Kent Cebreros and Zack Bonnin plan to fund a college scholarship.

From left, back row: Gustav Morck, Sammy Reynolds, Noah Linder and Sam Kluver; front, Mason Lebby, Enzo Sadler, Blake Pivaroff, Kent Cebreros and Zack Bonnin plan to fund a college scholarship.

It started because these boys, all longtime sports participants, realize that winning isn’t everything, but know that being a “bad sport” can ruin everything. They want to celebrate a student who can tell them in an essay how their most embarrassing sports moment made them a better sport. Future recipients must participate in high school sport their senior year to qualify for consideration.

Each of the 10 holds an official position within the club, assisted by Tyler Metez, a senior at LBHS who is acting as their high school liaison. Mason Lebby and Enzo Sadler serve as co-presidents, Sammy Reynolds as treasurer, Blake Pivaroff and Noah Linder as fundraising co-chairs, Kent Cebreros as social chairman, Zack Bonnin as publicist, Gustav Morck in marketing and digital media, Ayrton Garcia as historian; and Sam Kluver as scholarship coordinator.

The group can be contacted at [email protected]. Donations are welcome and the boys are willing to pull weeds, pack boxes, help with birthday parties, etc.

Carrie Reynolds’ son Sam is among the 10 young philanthropists.

 

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  1. Barbara says:

    What a great idea. Thanks for caring, boys!

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