Warriors sell mattresses, raise funds

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The Socorro Warriors football team raised approximately $2,500 last Saturday from the Mattress Palooza held at the high school gymnasium.

Susann Mikkelson/El Defensor Chieftain: The Socorro Warriors host a Mattress Palooza to raise funds for their high school football program.

The funds will help support general costs for the team. This was the Warriors’ first Mattress Palooza, but it is a fundraising technique that is becoming more common in schools around the region.

The average family in the U.S. has over four mattresses in their home, according to Custom Fundraising Solutions, shich put on the mattress sale. This implies a fairly strong market for mattresses given the number of families connected to the school in one way or another. CFS creates a showroom in the community for the convenience of the school’s potential customers and offers substantial savings on a quality mattresses while offering the opportunity to help their local team.