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Joplin Eagle Athletics Will Soar Above the Storm
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Joplin Schools’ Athletic Office
Jeff Starkweather, A.D. Phone (417)625-5242
Fax (417) 625-5356
The most destructive tornado in
neighborhoods leaving a $50 million dollar complex in complete ruin.
May 22 changed everything for the Joplin Eagle student-athletes, coaches and parents and yet it changed nothing.
There will still be a football, baseball, softball and basketball season but there is no longer a weight room, gymnasium,
softball and baseball field in which to call home. Practice has now become a logistical nightmare. Being an athlete at
As we all know, the Tuscaloosa EF5 tornado was extremely devastating to that community. To put the Joplin EF5
storm in perspective the numbers become staggering.
Schools will close in on $200 million just in school facilities and temporary sites alone. The city of
exceed $3 BILLION in total loss by the time recovery is complete. The numbers are mind numbing with 6,954 homes
completely destroyed, nearly 18,000 vehicles a total loss and 4,500 jobs affected by the tornado. A reduced tax base will
strain athletic budgets for years to come.
Our community, our nation wants to help, they just aren’t sure how. Joplin Schools have set aside Saturday,
September 10 to honor the commitment of the student-athletes and parents for all sports at Joplin High School in an effort
to raise both monetary funds along with equipment and uniform donations to fill the needs of these programs that are down
but not out. This event will surround the home opener of the Joplin Eagle Football team and all revenue generated will be
used specifically for Joplin High School Athletics.
The event will be marketed as, “WE R
scheduled for that night thus far. The parents, athletes and coaches of Joplin Schools would like to thank you for considering
partnering with us as we support and honor our athletes.