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WMC BOYS SOCCER FUNDRAISER 2018

WMC Varsity Soccer team raises money for the bills and training of a Companion Dog for Lucas Barton.

Here’s Lucas’ story…

Meet Lucas. He’s a fun-loving and tenderhearted six-year-old that loves dogs and dinosaurs and likes to build with Legos and Magnatiles. He has a great sense of humor and likes to make everyone laugh. He has such a joyous outlook on life. He enjoys playing with his family and friends and loves the outdoors.

Lucas has recently been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD. This is a rare and progressive disorder that causes his muscles to become weaker over time until it affects the whole body. Right now, his hand and arm strength are diminished and going up stairs, walking, getting up off the floor and playing at the park are difficult and cause him to become fatigued. He needs to take frequent breaks and rest and also experiences muscle cramping and pain.

Something that we can do right now that would give him help every day is to get him a Companion Dog. This dog will need to have special training and certification. A Companion Dog can help him in his everyday life. We hope this dog can open and close doors, pick things off of the floor, give him bracing support, put laundry in a basket, take off his shoes, get help, and so much more. This dog will also help him during stressful Doctor appointments and with anxiety.

On October 5 the Boys Varsity Soccer team and Warrior Nation raised more than $4000 to support Lucas and the Barton family.

The Barton family thanks the WMC Senior Soccer Captains, the Warrior Soccer Team, the Bradford-Royle family, Warrior Nation and Leland fans for their support, prayers and generosity.

***PLEASE NOTE: Lucas and his older sister, Sidney, do not have a full understanding of what DMD is, it’s progression or it’s life-limiting prognosis. We ask that you please not mention or discuss these things around them or to them. Thank you***

PC Anna Sytsema

Western Michigan Christian (WMC) High School and Middle School (7-12th) is located at 455 East Ellis Rd. Muskegon, including 360 students from 5 countries, 30 cities, and 75 churches. WMC is a member of West Michigan Christian Schools(WMCS), a collaborative system of five schools throughout the Lakeshore region, including Fremont Christian (PK-8), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), Muskegon Christian (PK-6) and New Era Christian (PK-8). The WMCS system works under a “Better Together” philosophy, offering a top-quality PK-12 Christian Education experience and a full scope of academic and extracurricular programs. Please >> click here to contact WMCS.

Western Michigan Christian Soccer Celebrates 50 Years

Happy 50th Warrior Soccer Season

4 Coaches • 70%+ Winning percentage •17 Championship Appearances • 8 State Titles

Current Western Michigan Christian boys varsity soccer coach David Hulings shares thoughts on this year’s team in the context of the 50-year history:

“WMC boys soccer is not made up of the twenty-three players on this year’s team, team #50. It is not built for a season. WMC soccer is built on legacy and tradition. The fellowship team #50 shares is also with all those who have come before and will come after. Team #50 is simply another stitch in the fabric of the ag that is WMC Warrior soccer. There is an expectation of quality, not just in play but in character. We are teaching kids how to be champions so they can win championships.”
 WMC Alumni Game Picture on Warrior Field

WMC boys soccer is not made up of the twenty-three players on this year’s team, team #50. It is not built for a season. WMC soccer is built on legacy and tradition. The fellowship team #50 shares is also with all those who have come before and will come after.

Collin Breit (‘11) speaks to the WMC soccer legacy, “Everybody comes into the program knowing that there’s a good chance you’ll be contending at the end of the year.”

4 Coaches • 70%+ Winning percentage •17 Championship Appearances • 8 State Titles

Dave VerMerris, who was instrumental in starting WMC soccer, reflects on 50 years. The former coach shared, “It has been a blessing. God has worked in my life and has touched my life with a lot of people and it’s incredible. I could not have scripted it better than this.”

It has been a blessing. God has worked in my life and has touched my life with a lot of people and it’s incredible. I could not have scripted it better than this.
Click here for access to videos and a photo gallery documenting WMC’s 50 years.

Please also note WMC will celebrate 30 years of girls soccer this spring along with the 20th anniversary of a state title appearance.

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Western Michigan Christian is a grade 7-12 high school and middle school located at 455 East Ellis Rd. Muskegon, including 360 students from 5 countries, 30 cities, and 75 churches. Our WMCS feeder schools include Fremont Christian School (PK-8), Grand Haven Christian School (PK-8), Muskegon Christian School (PK-6) and New Era Christian School (PK-8).