Two of the coaches of Greater Omaha Leagues' Junior National Dart team, known as the "Wolfpack", have come up with an interesting way to raise money to help fund the team's trip back to the 2016 NDA Junior National Championships. The two coaches, Matt Winters, of Plattsmouth and Gabe Ahlers, of Louisville have laid out a challenge to the supporters of the team.
If supporters can help the team raise $300.00 before May 14th, 2016 the two coaches have agreed to shoot in the team's May 21st fundraiser Luck of the Draw while wearing make-up. To set an even higher goal, the coaches have said if at least $500.00 is raised they will shoot in that same tournament, but with dresses and shaven legs added to the ensemble.
The team's May 21st event is their last big push towards the goal needed to send the team fully funded back to the NDA Junior tournament in Bloomington, Minnesota this Summer. The event will feature the aforementioned Luck of the Draw dart tournament, a BBQ cookout with meals available for purchase, 50/50 raffle drawings and prize raffle drawings. The event will be held at the team's sponsored home location; the Fraternal Order of Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
This will be the "Wolfpack's" second trip to the NDA Junior National tournament, which was also held in Bloomington, Minnesota last year. Last year, the Wolfpack consisted of Chance Taylor, Kole Gray, Dallas Winters and Trent Record with coaches Steve Garrean Jr. & Matt Winters. Chance Taylor left last year's event with two Junior National Championships; Kole Gray also returned as a National Champion, Dallas Winters finished with a National Runner-up & Winters and Record finished with a 3rd place medal in a Doubles event.
The team definitely set the bar high last year, but expects similar results from this year's team; which has expanded. The Wolfpack now consists of several more players and twice as many coaches. The coaches said that this year's journey back to the Nationals has been tough, but they expect the end result to be worth every minute. They are already scouting for potential members of next year's team...most of their scouting process takes place during the Summer's Tuesday night Adult/Youth Doubles league held at the Eagles in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.