To the editor:
The Fort Dodge Destroyers is a girls U13 traveling soccer team that is made up of 17 girls that attend St. Edmond and Phillips Middle schools. This energetic group spends much of the summer, spring and fall months traveling to soccer tournaments as far north as Spencer, as far south as Muscatine and even makes quite a few stops in between - all for the love of soccer. Last weekend, in an effort to help defray some of the costs associated with the travel and tournament expenses, the girls (along with their parents) held a freewill donation car wash at Mark's Auto Mart. The overcast skies gave way to sunshine and soon a line of cars waiting to be washed appeared - some cars even waited in line to make a donation and didn't want their car washed in return. As the Fort Dodge Destroyers family, we would like to publicly thank everyone who expressed their generosity to these young girls. Not only did you make their first team fundraiser a success, your support showed them that community pride - as well as pride in our youth - is alive and well. Thank you Mark's Auto Mart, and thank you Fort Dodge.
Go Fort Dodge Destroyers. Submitted on behalf of the team and parents