(Atlantic) Funds from the “The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Foundation” were used recently to help purchase equipment for Washington Elementary and Jack and Jill Preschool.
“The Jack and Jill Preschool had a wish tree in their lobby and on it were all types of items needed at the preschool,” stated Melanie Petty, mother of the late Trevor Fredrickson.
Petty says the Washington Elementary school was in need of all kinds of playground equipment to help out with there different activities. “So we went up there one day and cleaned the tree off and brought in brand new baseball mitts, basketballs, soccer balls, and anything you can think of.”
Petty says they love supporting the youth of the community. “It is the only thing that gets a through.”
“We are constantly thinking of new ways to help different people in the community. But, the kids are always the strong point for us and we will continue to help out as long as we continue to receive funds through our annual golf tournament,” said Petty.
The Trevor Fredrickson Memorial Fund has generated thousands of dollars in donations. Some of the donations include, books and magazines subscriptions to the Atlantic High School and Atlantic Public Libraries, $500 annually toward coaching expenses and t-shirts for all participants of the Trevor Fredrickson Baseball and Softball Clinics, $1,000 annual contributions to the Nishna Valley Family YMCA’s Partnership With Youth Program, and $750 scholarships annually to two Atlantic High School Graduates and a Southwestern Community College Student.
Trevor Fredrickson lost his life in a 2009 apartment fire in Council Bluffs. He was only 21-years-old. Trevor was graduated of Atlantic High School, and played baseball for Southwestern Community College in Creston.
January 3, 2012