Many folks in Alaska are looking forward to what winter brings — the excitement and fun of outdoor sports. The students and faculty at Winterberry Charter School were, too — but unless the situation changes quickly, winter will look to them the way it does for many in the Lower 48; long, cold and dark.
Somebody stole their skis.
In August, someone broke into the two sheds on campus and took about 70 pairs of skis. Over the weekend, they made contact with KTVA Sports to help get the word out. They need skis.
“It’s very upsetting because our middle school team was using these skis every year,” said Sarah Robicheaux.
Their season is fast approaching. The first race is in January.
“Sixth, seventh, and eight graders ski. There’s about 30 children in every class and a lot of them ski. It all adds up to a big ski team.”
But it’s a team which won’t see any competition this season if help doesn’t arrive soon.
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