The Richland High Track Teams finally have new track jackets for the entire team thanks to money raised by the sale of citrus fruit over the past 3 seasons.
However, before buying the jackets, some careful thought went into finding a quality jacket that would last.
Track coach Jim Qualheim looked at dozens of jacket samples and happened to find one at a Goodwill Store in Portland a couple of years ago. He found the high-tech camouflage very interesting and bought it.
Curious if he could find the same sweet deal for the team, Jim met a man from South Carolina who deals in Army surplus who had what he was looking for and the quantity he needed.
Turns out there were some new and used jackets, but interestingly enough, the used jackets had just come back from Afghanistan.
The team loves the jackets, and believes the jackets are a great way to honor the men and women who are part of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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