WVHS wrestling program gets boost by Jones


The Walker Valley High School wrestling program received a recent boost of support from the Allan Jones Foundation. 

Al Morris, head coach of Walker Valley wrestling, announced that his program received a check from the Jones Foundation for $2,000. The donation was to help the program meet its annual fundraising goal. 

 “The generous donation given by the Allan Jones Foundation actually allowed us to surpass our goal,” Miller said. “Thanks to the foundation, I’m proud to say that we are positioned to have a very competitive season.”

J. Bailey Jones, vice president at Jones Management Services and a representative of the foundation, was a  160-pound Division 1 state champion in 2010. He set the all-time record with 125 takedowns in the Chattanooga area that stood until 2012 when another Cleveland wrestler, four-time state champion Chris DeBien, broke it with 134 takedowns. 

 “Our foundation is proud to support all three of our local high schools,” Jones said. “We give the programs the challenge to raise money on their own, and we are always ready to pitch in and help.” 

Will Jones, vice president of Jones Properties, agreed. 

“If there is a state championship won in wrestling, the Allan Jones Foundation wants it to be one of our [community's] three schools,” Jones said.


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