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WEST GREENWICHâ€”For years, fans, parents and athletes in Exeter-West Greenwich High School have debated whether or not thereâ€™s enough interest in the town to put together a hockey program.
Thursday night, they got their answer.
Thanks to an impressive fundraising effort that saw parents, players and fans raise $9,492 of the required $11,000 â€¦ in a matter of seven days â€¦ the EWG School Committee unanimously approved a proposal to create a co-op hockey program between the towns of Exeter-West Greenwich and West Warwick and the agreement, which is set to last for two years, means there will officially be a hockey team for Scarlet Knight athletes beginning this winter.
â€śIâ€™m pleased for the kids,â€ť EWG Athletic Director Tim Daft said Thursday at the conclusion of a special school committee meeting meant to finalize the townâ€™s approval of the team. â€śThey worked hard and theyâ€™re going to do what it takes to raise the money and you can see that theyâ€™re serious, just from the turnout here.â€ť
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