BATTLE RISING: Tree planted at Battle High to honor Chuck Everitt

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | 10:43 p.m. CDT; updated 3:00 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 9, 2013
Batttle High School football coach Justin Conyers, Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Chuck Everitt and Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel pose in preparation for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at Battle High School. A tree was planted to honor Everitt's dedication to the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and for attending 4,000 ribbon-cuttings. Everitt has spent more than 40 years volunteering with Columbia Youth Football League, and many of the Battle Spartans participated in the league as children.

COLUMBIA — Ribbon-cutting ceremonies symbolize a new chapter for Columbia. On Wednesday, Chuck Everitt witnessed his 4,000th ribbon-cutting as Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

A tree was planted at Battle High School to commemorate Everitt's volunteer work with the chamber. Battle High School football coach Justin Conyers and Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel joined Battle High School athletes in the celebration.

Everitt has also volunteered for more than 40 years with the Columbia Youth Football League. Many of the Battle Spartans at the celebration participated in the league as children.



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