To some people, Donna Pettigrew is the woman in charge of the Events and Community Outreach Program for the Colorado Rush Soccer Club, a non-profit organization established to provide unparalleled personal growth.
She spends her days working to gather gently used soccer gear to send overseas, helping the less fortunate and instilling values into the Littleton youth.
To OnTrac's General Manager in Denver, Roy Yurt, she is an inspiration, a friend and someone worth lending a hand for.
"I worked with Donna a few years ago when the REACH program was sending soccer gear to Iraq," Yurt said. "This year, they are sending soccer gear to Africa. It’s a really great cause, and I’m happy to be a part of it."
Pettigrew started building the REACH program in 2003. After just one year, REACH was able to deliver soccer gear to 10 third-world countries and her cause aired on Good Morning America. REACH grew fast; it’s still growing and that’s due to the effort of Pettigrew and her team.
"I love pulling people together for a common cause," she said. "When we are building and improving relationships in other countries—and we are able to have all of our partners build relationships with each other, the job gets done and it gets done well."
OnTrac is proud to be a part of this noble effort. As a 100 percent for-charity effort, OnTrac has offered its vehicles to help Donna and REACH get gear from point A, being the Rush REACH facility storage in GarageTown, to point B—the US Navy.
"OnTrac, and Roy, have always been there," Pettigrew said. "Anytime I call him and ask if he can help—we have an issue getting from point A to point B—he always steps up."
It is the vision, and the support of that vision, that enables the REACH program to remain successful. "Roy has always supported our efforts," Pettigrew said. "He believes in what we are doing, and he has proved it."
OnTrac is getting ready to do two more pickups of 80-100 boxes. We are proud to be able to support Pettigrew and the Colorado Rush in their endeavours.
About the program:
Rush Equipment Assisting Children (R.E.A.C.H.) is a program that collects used or unwanted soccer equipment from Rush and other community members to donate to underprivileged children throughout the world. From tsunami victims, to Russian orphans, to the children of war torn Iraq, all benefit from the generous donations of Rush soccer and its members.
The Colorado Rush is always looking for more donations, either through cash or slightly used soccer equipment. Visit http://www.coloradorush.com/index.php/reach.