PHS Cross Country service

PHS cross country team serves community

Posted December 5, 2016

Plymouth High School cross country runners helped community organizations this fall, for the fifth year in a row.

During September and October, team members ran an indirect route to Project Angel Hugs, where they constructed Halloween and Christmas crafts for children battling cancer, then ran back to PHS. The 52 runners split into two smaller groups, with half of the team going one week and the rest the following week.

In addition, the runners who qualified for the WIAA state cross country meet paid a second visit to Project Angel Hugs later in October to make the Christmas cards.

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, more than 20 team members volunteered time as Salvation Army bell ringers. The athletes donated 12 hours of time, monitoring the kettles Friday and Saturday at the Plymouth Walmart.