The Bob Emig Foundation has helped a North St. Louis grade school provide opportunities for its students to expand participation in sports and academic events by raising funds for a school bus. St. Louis Catholic Academy, where over 75% of the students are near or at the poverty level, was able to purchase the bus this spring.
“We have recently expanded our sports programs but getting students to offsite events was challenging,” says Father Jeff Vomund, Pastor. “This bus will greatly expand our students’ sports and academic opportunities.”
“The mission of the Bob Emig Foundation is to promote the well-being of youth through sports and one way we strive to do this is by providing opportunities for youth to experience the benefits of healthy youth sports activities,” says Camille Emig-Hill, Foundation Chairman of the Board. “We are excited that the purchase of this school bus will do just that.”
A portion of the funds was a result of a grant from the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation. The majority of the funds were raised at the Bob Emig Foundation’s Celebrating Leaders in Youth Sports event held last fall, where role model athletes, coaches and volunteers are honored for being example of the qualities that the foundation promotes.