Gulf Coast Elite Training athletes hold a car wash fundraiser at Desporte Seafood over weekend

BILOXI, Miss. (WXXV) — Local high school football players traded in their cleats for towels and soap Saturday afternoon in Biloxi.

Armed with signs and buckets of water, Gulf Coast Elite Training athletes held a car wash fundraiser in the parking lot of Desporte Seafood.

The GCET athletes offered both a basic wash and an elite wash to customers.

While GC Elite offers its training services for free to all Gulf Coast football players, there are still expenses involved.

All funds raised during the car wash will help better the athletes’ training experience with the program and go towards new equipment and an indoor training facility.

Tavaris Crosby, Head Trainer with GC Elite Training says, “Well we came up with the idea with the kids. We were just looking for different things we could do to raise funds to kinda help out with the program because we’re obtaining more kids here and there from just word of mouth. So, you know, we were just kind of thinking of some ideas and neither of us are good cooks so we figured the best way was to get our hands dirty and wash some cars.”

“Along with football we also teaching them life skills and how to at least keep their own car clean whenever they get one.”

The event took place at the newly opened Desporte Seafood.

Sean Desporte, Owner of Desporte Seafood tells News 25, “What they’re trying to do is keep kids safe and off the streets and to help with sports and to a great environment to help them grow and to be good in our community. So they called and asked us if we’d do it and we’re always here to help. And we wanted people to know we just opened this new business, Desporte Seafood on Caillavet Street, so we want people to know that we’re helping the community and we’re here to help, especially the younger generation grow.”

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