With the presents unwrapped and the pine needles scattered all over our floors, it's that time of year again when we are faced with the question of what to do with our Christmas trees.
For the past decade, Park City High School lacrosse players have helped us by taking away our trees when the holidays are over. This year will be no different.
As a primary fundraiser to support both the boys' and girls' high school lacrosse teams (which, as non-sanctioned teams, are fully self-funded), the fundraiser also gives the players an opportunity to come together to provide a much-needed service to the community.
Blake Smith, a senior lacrosse player who will be collecting trees for his fourth year, said "We work hard, get it done, raising money for the team while giving back to the community."
The players hope to hit the 500-tree mark this year. All money raised will go directly to the high school lacrosse girls and boys programs which have generated much success the past few years.
The girls program has made it to the state championship the last two years, and the boys team, with one of its strongest squads in years, is looking to match that success this coming spring. Individually, three players have committed or signed with Division I programs, another indicator of the continued growth and incredibly strong programs that have been put in place through countless volunteer hours starting at the youth level.