Covenant Academy has a new GaGa pit, thanks to 9th grade student Hayden Hutchison,
Hayden, a Boy Scout currently at the rank of Life Scout, was working on his Eagle Service Project to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He chose to bless the school by building a GaGa Ball Pit.
"The Eagle Service Project is to be done for the benefit of the community and I wanted my project to be personal which is why I approached my school for any potential needs." explained Hayden.
On December 17, students, parents, staff and fellow Boy Scout members came together to finish the project. The pit itself has six three-foot walls in a hexagon shape, all mounted on a 20'x20" wooden deck. The deck is even set on concrete footings to allow for continued play during the rainy season.
To fund the project, Hayden started a crowd sharing page on YOUCaring. All funds donated went towards materials, supplies, and activities associated with the Eagle Service Project.
Although the project is physically complete, the funding goal has not yet been met. Thankfully, a gracious supporter agreed to front Hayden the remaining funds so that the project could be completed before the holidays.
If you would like to help bring this project to full completion, your donation will joyfully be received via Hayden’s Eagle Scout Project page on YOUCaring.
"Covenant Academy has been wanting a GaGa pit for several years and Hayden's offer came at just the right time", explained, Head of School, Leslie Collins. "We couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome and are thankful for Hayden choosing to bless the school in this way."
Fun Facts about GaGa Ball
GaGa ball is an Israeli sport that is quickly growing in popularity in America. The word "Ga" means "hit" or "touch" in Hebrew. So the phrase "Ga Ga" means "Hit Hit" in Hebrew. It is similar to dodgeball inside of a fence, where players cannot be hit below the waist with the ball, or they're out. Players smack the ball to try to hit each other’s' legs until only one person is left