Arlington Youth Sports scores big for kids

‚ÄčSpeaker: Tom Vogt, Arlington Youth Sports

Arlington resident Tom Vogt talked about Arlington Youth Sports. An advanced planning consultant at Dugan Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Vogt grew up between Blair and Kennard. 
 
AYS, started in 2001 for several boys' and girls' sports, is operated by a five-member board. It benefits sports equipment, facilities and helps keep participation fees low. Most fees are below $100 per sport per season. All staff is volunteer. About 450 kids, cumulatively, from the area participated in AYS last year. 
 
Its big fundraiser is the AYS Tractor Pull, which is on the national pullers circuit. It nets about $25,000 to $30,000 for AYS annually. Twelve businesses this year sponsored the event at more than $1,000 each. 
 

Club donates to PolioPlus

Blair Rotary is donating $500 from fee proceeds to Rotary International's PolioPlus program. Even if you don't always know the answers to our weekly questions, you can be assured you are helping impact the lives of people worldwide who receive the polio vaccine! 
 
PolioPlus, launched in 1985, aims to eradicate polio through the mass vaccination of children. In 2014, fewer than 370 polio cases were confirmed worldwide — a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when about 1,000 cases were confirmed worldwide per day.