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Coaches vs. COVID: Uniting Section II coaches and communities in support of local small businesses, hospitals

Coaches vs. COVID, a new call to action for all Section II coaches, andcommunity members seeks to support small businesses while supportingthe fight against the coronavirus.

“It encourages all high school, middle school and youth coaches and community members to continue serving as community leaders, even as the pandemic has limited practices and games. This is a way for coaches to continue leading and positively impact our communities and schools, regardless of the state allowing us to compete,” said organizer Chris Cottrell, the boys’ varsity basketball coach at South Glens Falls High School, in a news release.

“We are asking coaches to shift their focus to leading community support for small businesses and health-care professionals on the front lines throughout the remaining winter months,” Coach Cottrell said. “As coaches, it is our responsibility to lead. Our motto is ‘Lead Local.'”

To get involved go online to Coaches vs COVID Store and purchase a “Coaches vs COVID” shirt.

All proceeds from clothing purchases will be evenly distributed between the Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Hospital and the Albany Medical Center COVID-19 Response Funds to provide comprehensive care for vulnerable patients, and conduct critical coronavirus research.

Donations can also be made to each hospital by contacting organizer, Chris Cottrell.

Once you’ve received your “Coaches vs Covid” shirt, visit local small businesses in your community and make a purchase. While at your favorite small business, take a photo of you wearing your “Coaches vs.COVID” shirt and post it to social media with the hashtag #LeadLocal.”

Please mention the name of your favorite small business and @Coaches — vs — Covid.

To make additional donations, purchase a shirt, or for additional information please contact Chris Cottrell, cottrellc@sgfcsd.org.

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