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Published June 24, 2010, 08:29 AM

Fergus Falls athletes hold car wash to benefit school damaged by tornado

Fergus Falls, Minn. (WDAY TV) - The future of Wadena sports is shaky as teams wait to learn if they can salvage any equipment or uniforms. The school's structures are unusable, including a renovated wrestling room, a roughly 17-thousand dollar project, completed this year. Now, some of Wadena's competitors are game planning to help them out.

Spraying down a line of cars, this group hopes to help wash away some of the devastation when students in Wadena learned their school and possibly their athletic equipment are lost.

Renee Erickson/Fergus Falls Coach: “Volleyball equipment runs three thousand dollars. I don't know how much they lost, but even a little can help.”

A group of Fergus Falls female athletes put down their bats and balls for brooms and bubbles in order to help their competitors.

Morgan Hensch/Track and Volleyball Player: “Do as much to help compete. We would hope someone would help us. If it happened to us that would be heartbreaking.”

These 2 and 3 sport athletes know how to work a strategy.

Kati Enderson/Jr. Volleyball Player: “Work as a team. Some are hosing, scrubbing...”

But this time, they hope it's Wadena that wins.

Erickson: “Kids can relate. Sports are a great part of their lives. It's all about teamwork.”

It is teamwork that spans different sports, cities, and situations both good and bad. The car wash raised A little over 12-hundred dollars.