Sheri Samson A few Mineral County High softball players take a moment from their fundraising car wash to smile on Saturday.

Sheri Samson
A few Mineral County High softball players take a moment from their fundraising car wash to smile on Saturday.

As the water hose was spraying cars in the Horizon Credit Union parking lot on Saturday, the Lady Serpents Softball Team was doing their best to raise money toward equipment costs and expenses for the 2015-16 school year.

As a handful of volunteers divided themselves into car washing and bake sale stations, their coach, Cory Rivero explained that a minimum of $2,500 would be a perfect amount to reach in recovering the costs needed to achieve this year’s goals.

“This is a great team of girls, with a positive attitude toward fundraising.  They are energetic in reaching the financial need we have and gaining the equipment that is needed by the girls’ softball team.”

A table of vintage softball uniforms and used knee guards were on display, arranged as additional items for sale in an effort to fund their current necessities.

“Hey, maybe a past lady serpent will want a set to frame for their memory wall.  We will try to raise our money any way we can,” Rivero explained.

As an added donation, The Cakery Bakery had donated an array of baked goods that were on display along with homemade cookies and Serpent cupcakes, which anyone could buy for a fair donation.

The 2014-15 ladies softball team had brought in 24 players, which was one of the largest girls’ softball teams in this area for years.

As the girls resumed wiping down a car, one player, Abby McNamara yelled out, “Anyone can just donate the entire $2,500 so we can get started on our fencing, our field and our uniforms. We want to be ready to win.”