Members of the Mena Middle School Bearcats basketball team wanted to honor troops of Charlie Company who were deployed from Mena’s Armory on January 1, 2017 to The Horn of Africa for a year-long mission.
MMS Basketball Coach Randy Peters said, “We did this in honor of our Polk County troops and to show the community that we support them. It was good for the kids to kind of put themselves in the troops’ shoes and realize how blessed they are to be able to be a part of athletics and a team.”
The athletes also each wrote a small note of encouragement for the troops.
“We just wanted the troops to know they have people, not only in support of them, but are praying for them daily,” said Peters.