Thirty-one members of the Neligh-Oakdale TeamMates program attended the Husker spring football game in Lincoln last weekend.
The group's first stop on Saturday was Haymarket Park, where the mentees received drawstring bags from the TeamMates program and Runzas for lunch. A program at the ballpark featured two speakers--graduating seniors who are mentees in other TeamMates programs.
After exploring Haymarket Park, the group walked to Memorial Stadium for the Husker spring football game. At halftime, the TeamMates mentees were able to walk onto the field and join hundreds of other youths in a drug-free pledge. The mentees said the atmosphere of the football game was their favorite part of the trip.
This event was made possible by the Neligh-Oakdale TeamMates Walk-A-Thon donations and other fundraising efforts throughout the year.
Neligh-Oakdale's growing program is still seeking mentors. One hour, once a week can make a big difference in the lives of our youth. Call the school at 402-887-5290 for more information about becoming a mentor.