For ALL athletes, teammates, and friends
Our Cotter Athletic Booster Club wants to help support you as athletes and students by connecting you with community leaders who have powerful messages to encourage and inspire all of us during these challenging times! Content will be geared towards athletes in grade 7-12 but all are welcome! Heroes, near and far, who know a thing or two about persevering are excited and eager to share their journeys and stories with you.
Cotter Students, join us Sundays at 7:00 pm - stay connected and engaged with your classmates, teammates, and community!
Be Inspired! Be Challenged! Stay Connected!
Sunday Reach Schedule
Cotter students should check their email for the Zoom link.
- November 15 - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. Pat Bowlin
Coach, WACS Principal, father, grandfather, and mentor
- November 22 - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. Clay Olson - Weight Room Coach
Why should we still train during quarantine? Ways to structure a workout with the resources and space you have available at home. Find out what resources there are for exercise ideas and plan to get set up, and an open discussion with your comments, thoughts, struggles, and questions!
- November 29 - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Gaelin Elmore
Going through the Fire
Gaelin Elmore spent over 10 years in the foster care system as a child. During that time, Gaelin experienced physical, mental, and emotional abuse, neglect, and homelessness. After moving to Wisconsin, Gaelin found success in high school athletics and received numerous school, conference and state accolades in football and basketball. Gaelin was ranked the 4th best football player and the 19th best basketball player in the state of Wisconsin. He chose to play football at the University of Minnesota, where he was named Freshman All-Big Ten and two time Academic All-Big Ten. He started over half the games he played in and received his degree in 3 years. After graduating, Gaelin began working on his Masters in Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University, while playing his last year of collegiate eligibility. In the spring of 2018, he signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Gaelin is now married to Cotter alum Micaela (Trainor), and they have a 7 month old daughter. Gaelin is a speaker who uses his story to motivate and encourage others to embrace the adversity in their own lives, leading to their personal success.
- December 6 - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jenny Carpenter
Jenny is a former Activities Director, Coach, Teacher, and Advisor for our Cotter Ramblers. Currently, serving as the Head Softball Coach at Henry Sibley High School in the suburbs of St. Paul, along with involvement in other community youth athletic programs, she is passionate about athlete development, whole-self wellness, and empowering others to live out their best life. Married to a collegiate football coach, and mom to three active kiddos in grades 6th, 4th and pre-K; "Team Carp" is dedicated to keeping family and service to others at the heart of all their adventures.
- December 13 - 6:00 pm *PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!*
Speaker: Nick & Shanna Quimby
Nick & Shanna are going to spend the majority of the time focusing on persevering through difficult times. They will share Gavin’s story and how they have managed to find meaning and motivation after experiencing a devastating loss. They will share specific ways for Cotter students to cope during the difficult challenges of COVID. Nick & Shanna are both Veterans, parents, and role models within the community. Nick is a police officer while Shanna is a healthcare provider. Many of you came to know their family and story through their journey with Super Gav.