Clover Fans, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year over 12,500 children will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, and unfortunately right now about 25% will not survive. This is a topic that certainly will hit home with both teams this Friday. For Cloverdale, Patrick Jackson was recently diagnosed and is battling Stage 4 Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After fighting to come back after 2 dislocated knees, Patrick played Offensive and Defensive Line for the Clovers last year. He is currently home for a brief period before heading back to Greenwood for more treatments. For North Putnam, Coach Barrett and Family lost their son Patrick Barrett to cancer this past spring. Coach Barrett and his family have started the PS We Love You Fund in honor of their son in order to raise funds and awareness of this dreadful disease. Funds raised will assist in providing individualized treatment recommendations for children with aggressive cancers.
Both teams have a reason to be involved and to work to find a cure for Childhood Cancer. On Friday, both teams will be wearing GOLD SHOESTRINGS as a way to show support and awareness. Also during Friday’s game they will be having a Riley’s Miracle Minute. This minute will occur during the break between the 1st and 2nd quarters. Cheerleaders will pass red buckets through the crowd asking for any donation for the fund. They will only take 60 seconds and hope you will reach in to your pocket to help support the this cause. The goal is to be able to raise $30,000 over the month of September at specified football games to present to the PS We Love You Fund and hope that through this we may help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Please plan on attending to support our Clovers but also a bigger cause…See you there!