After rolling through North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Washington, driving on forest service roads and through varying climates and weather, it was quite obvious Julius (the Subaru) needed a bath. As we slowly twisted our way through the forests of Oregon we came across a girl on the side of the road working her tail off spinning, twirling, tossing, and whirling a sign that read CAR WASH in big bold letters.

We pulled into Baker’s General Store where an impromptu car wash was assembled. After following some parking directions we left Julius with the Jewell High School volleyball team and took to the general store to resupply on energy drinks and Bottlecaps candy. The girls were raising money to attend volleyball camp this summer.

Shane has owned Julius for 18 months and in that time has put over 75k miles under its tires with countless car washes. When we walked out of the general store it looked like we had a new set of wheels! Julius hasn’t been that clean since the day he/she was born/purchased.

We asked the girls what the bill was for the car wash and they made it clear that it was a free will donation. Julius looked like a million bucks, but we didn’t have that, so we gave them slightly less. The girls were ecstatic! After answering some questions about Project Wildness we were on our way in our shiny orange Subaru.

To Rachel Ulven… Your hard work and determination on and off the volleyball court was reflected in these girls and their desire to learn new skills and improve their game. The Jewell High School volleyball team moved closer to their fundraising goal because of you.

To Dave and Mary Skalerud… You gave without hesitation and how fitting that you contributed to yet another high school sports team. Your work with high school athletics has made an impact on thousands of lives over the years. Today the two of you continued that commitment you have demonstrated as long as we’ve known you.

Hard work, determination, attitude. Can you dig it? ‪#‎ProjectWildness‬