On May 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm chaos ensued as sirens rang through the town of Moore, OK to warn its residents that a massive tornado was headed directly for them. About 16 minutes later, over 10,000 people were impacted as homes, businesses and schools lay in ruins, vehicles were twisted metal and cattle were dispersed. The National Weather Service declared the tornado that hit Moore, OK was an EF-5. An EF-5, the highest category of a tornado, is given when wind speeds are estimated to be over 200 mph. The Moore tornado had winds of 200-210 mph. The tornado was 1.3 miles wide and shredded everything in its 17 mile path. Josh Quintero, a Varsity All Star Advisor, who lives in Oklahoma shared, “…if you could have seen what I had seen last night after leaving the airport, it was devastating just what I could see from the interstate as I drove home. There was debris everywhere and cars were crushed as if they were an aluminum can. Just very heartbreaking.”
After hearing several reports of athletes, coaches, and their families from Tribe Cheer and Oklahoma Twisters being directly affected by the Oklahoma tornado, we are opening our office to collect gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, etc.) that we will give exclusively to those in the All Star industry who have been affected by this tragedy. These individuals have lost everything including shelter, clothing and their personal belongings. If you would like to join in this effort, please send all donations to:
Varsity All Star
6745 Lenox Center Court Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38115
It is times like these that we come together and help our All Star community when they need it most. Please join us in this cause.