Created: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:43:00 CST
Updated: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:44:58 CST
Coach Jeff Tomlin and some of his GI Islander football players embarked on their mission of mercy this morning....As did coach Erik Emerson and some of his Hastings Tigers.
They and many other volunteers traveled to the town of Pilger to help the victums of last week's powerful tornado continue to rebuild their property and their lives.
The guys believe and know there is no place they'd rather be.
IT WAS SUPER IMPORTANT FOR OUR TEAM, A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE JUST BEING ABLE TO HELP THEM OUT ESPECIALLY SINCE WISNER PILGER COACH IS A FORMER ISLANDER COACH AT GRAND ISLAND SENIOR HIGH IT'S JUST A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE JUST HELPING THEM OUT.
IT WASN'T HARD TO GET KIDS TO COME AT ALL YOU KNOW A LOT MORE WANTED TO COME THAN ACTUALLY CAME.
CAUSE IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE AND IT HAPPENS TO BE THEM AND GLAD TO HELP.
As Grant mentioned, this is a personal mission for the Islanders. Wisner– Pilger coach Brian Bauer is a former Islander assistant and the tornado definitely affected some of his team, though none were injured.
A number of other schools beside Hastings and Grand Island sent student to help in Pilger