Local Eagle Scout builds Gaga pit for Fruita Middle School

Published: Aug. 15, 2019 at 8:33 AM MDT
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One Eagle Scout is bringing a national game to kids in the Fruita community.

Brandon Miller made a Gaga pit for his project to help fulfill a need in his community. Now for those of you who have never heard of this, Gaga is known as Israeli dodgeball.

You gather in the pit and you can only hit the ball with your hand or wrist, and if the ball hits you below the knee, you are out. There is a lot of jumping and running involved, making it quite a workout.

“I was looking for an Eagle Scout project to do and I found out that Fruita Middle School was looking for someone to build a Gaga pit,” says Miller. “I thought that would be neat since it was here in Fruita. I thought it would have a very noticeable benefit to the community.”

Through a lot of fundraising and over 160 hours of work, Brandon and other volunteers were able to bring life to this project that he hopes will bring joy to the students of Fruita Middle School.

Throughout this process, Brandon has received a lot of support from his sponsors and wants them all to know that he’s grateful for all their help in making his project possible.

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