Fundraiser to benefit spring break trip to Costa Rica

Krystle Wagner • Oct 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM

FRUITPORT — A group of Fruitport students preparing to travel abroad are fundraising to help with the costs.

The Fall Indoor Pickleball Scramble will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, at Fruitport High School. It will benefit the Trojan Travelers, who will travel to Costa Rica for an educational trip in the spring.

The cost to participate in the pickleball tournament is $10 a person. To register, email gregkobylak@gmail.com.

The coed competitive tournament for advanced players will start at 8:30 a.m.; the coed recreational tournament, for new and lower-level players, is slated to start at 9 a.m. The intermediate men’s tournament and the women’s intermediate tournament are slated to start at 11:30 a.m. and noon, respectively.

The times and waves may change based on sign-ups, and additional waves might be added depending on interest.

The students will travel during spring break to study biodiversity, ecology and Earth science topics, and participate in collecting data for a long-term, ongoing research project. They also plan to observe native plants and animals, visit a volcano and hot springs, and go whitewater rafting, said Greg Kobylak, a Fruitport High School teacher who is involved with the trip.

Fruitport High School students have traveled throughout Europe in previous years.

Kobylak said he’s looking forward to his students exploring a new part of the world because experiencing it in person is different than seeing it in pictures.

“It will be fun to experience it with my students,” he said.

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