To The Daily Sun,
There is a local family-owned restaurant that many locals have grown to know and love and that has been so supportive of the Winnisquam Regional High School wrestling team the past two years.
Shooter's Tavern in Belmont is a family-owned restaurant that many of the locals know. My husband and I frequent it along with its sister company, The Winni Grille, located conveniently just a couple miles south of Shooter's on Route 3 in Tilton.
When I reached out to Tammy, who owns Shooters with her husband, they did not bat an eye at the opportunity to help the Winnisquam Regional High School wrestling team, in the 2015-16 season, and this year again when the need increased they didn't hesitate to help. The concession stand at the annual tournament that is hosted on our, "home mat" is the only fundraiser done throughout the season.
It's hard to find a way to show appreciation when someone is so generous to give to a cause. Although the local high school wrestling team may not be the number one cause all small-business owners jump on board to support, Shooter's was there two years in a row. I am sure many local business are often called upon for donations and some of the larger businesses in town have turned to more creative options in order to give, without hitting the bottom line directly. The small family-run business didn't think twice.
In years past, other local restaurants have helped, by offering goods at a reduced rate, but oftentimes are not generous enough to just give the way that Shooter's has, for the second year in a row now.
Coached by Paul Hrycuna and assistant coach Tom Osmer, this fundraiser has been able to bring in new warm-ups, a mat light, to add to the excitement of the home meets, and fund various other items for the team. There is always backing from dedicated parents who pull together once a year to ensure it's a success. So when you can also spread the word that the local restaurants are willing to donate 100 percent of an item to the team for the concession stand, the proceeds go directly to the team.
I couldn't think of another way to show my appreciation than to spread the thanks from all of the wrestlers and families of wrestlers on the WRHS wrestling team.
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