Donated equipment helps 8th grader participate in sports

WEST DE PERE, Wis. (WFRV) — A middle schooler from West De Pere will be able to compete in the upcoming track and field season after an organization provided him with specialized equipment.

West De Pere Middle School posted on their Facebook that an eighth grader had been given a throwing platform and racing chair so they could compete in the Track and School season. Daniel Nehls was reportedly diagnosed with osteosarcoma cancer in his femur.

Treatment and surgeries for the disease limited his ability to participate in sports. That was until a charity organization called Paul’s Party offered Daniel the opportunity to compete in the upcoming athletics season.

Paul’s Party reportedly donated a throwing platform and racing chair. Paul’s Party is a Wisconsin-based charity that provides adaptive sports equipment for children with physical disabilities.

West De Pere Middle School is hosting a cheese raffle, with proceeds/donations helping Paul’s Party continue to provide students with the opportunity to play sports. The raffle will take place at The Barrel Haus at Badger State Brewing on March 27 from 1-4 p.m.

Officials say the cheese raffle will be similar to a meat raffle. A Facebook event should be created soon.

More information about Paul’s Party can be found on their website.

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