On Friday morning, just a few short hours before the school played the Huskies in a Dick Niclai championship game, a group of Eureka students visited Fortuna High to surprise the student athletes there with hot chocolate and cookies.
The gesture was organized by the Eureka Student Athlete Advisory Committee as part of the International Random Act of Kindness Day, which is on February 17.
Eureka’s Miles Meynell explains RAK Attack to the Fortuna student athletes
It is the second straight year the Loggers have surprised one of their league rivals, after visiting McKinleyville High with hot chocolate and donuts last winter.
Fortuna was chosen in a random draw.
“Our goal is to promote a positive relationship with a league member school off the playing field/court/mat,” Eureka Athletic Director Kristie Christiansen said in a press release.
The gesture is part of the school’s conscious effort to promote positive sportsmanship.
This year’s RAK visit was called, “Hearts and Hugs for the Huskies,” as it happened to fall on Valentine’s day.
The Eureka student athletes served hot chocolate, heart cookies and Hershey hugs, and they combined the two school logos to create a “Huggers” logo.
According to Christiansen, “We ended up having more than enough to share with the Huskies, so we headed over the bridge to Ferndale and handed out cookies and hot chocolate to classes and the office staff.”