Artesia boy selling sports bottles to help veterans
March 29, 2018 07:28 PM
ARTESIA, N.M. -- Six-year-old Brooks Sexton wanted to help local veterans after seeing a license plate with the acronym POW. His mom, Terah Sexton, said it stood for prisoner of war and told Brooks the sacrifices soldiers do for the country.
Brooks wondered if the man driving the vehicle was a veteran. Terah said he could be or he is supporting them. Brooks wanted to help out too.
"I like to help people," said Brooks. "The soldiers fought for us and now I want to help them for them helping us."
Terah and Brooks brainstormed for ways to help raise money for two local veterans groups and decided to sell sports bottles. The bottles have a bulldog logo on one side with the caption "Bulldog Strong" and "America Strong" with a flag and soldiers on the other side.
A local business helped apply the designs that Brooks chose. Each bottle is being sold for $15 on Facebook. In the first 12 hours, more than 100 bottles were sold.
Terah said they have also teamed up with others who want to help local veterans.
"We've also partnered with a local motorcycle group called the Badlands Saints and there’s an annual fundraising event that’s coming up, that's called Cruz'n for Vets," she said.
Terah said they hope to sell 1,000 bottles by the event, which will be on May 4 at 5 p.m. and May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Artesia on 203 N. Second St.
One hundred percent of the profits will go to our local veterans.
Terah said she is proud of her son and happy to see future generations helping others.
Updated: March 29, 2018 07:28 PM
Created: March 29, 2018 07:05 PM
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