The year 2020 has been a trying year to say the least. Young athletes have been unable to play the sports that they love as a safety measure. At St. Joseph High School in Westchester Illinois, we are anchored by our fundraisers to provide for our program. This year we had to cancel our Red vs. White scrimmage, Lift-A-Thon, and Pancake breakfast. Those fundraisers are crucial for us to raise money to help us stay up to date on all current football essentials. Funds help us get all equipment reconditioned, purchase of new safety and modern equipment, field and practice equipment, new jersey's, program apparel and digital football programs that are heavily utilized by players and coaches. Without our usual fundraisers this year, we had to get creative on how to raise funds and stay afloat.
So it was time for myself, Adam Polak, the head football coach to step up to the plate. Here at St. Joseph we are looking to change the way we are viewed as a football program to move forward from the past. That being said, I am willing to cut my hair that I have been growing for over ten years now. The story behind my hair is that my mother was my hair dresser. She passed away ten years ago on Christmas Eve after battling colon cancer. My hair means so much to me and represents the bond and love I shared with my mother. I knew that there would have to be a good reason to finally cut it. Now is the time, as my team needs me. Here at St. Joseph we aren't just a team, we are a family. Our goal is to raise $20,000. We will be giving 20% to Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. We will also be donating my hair clippings to Children with Hair Loss and to help sponsor a child's hair replacement. Myself and all of the St. Joseph Charger Family thank you for your consideration and generosity. With your help we will prevail. Please help us in sharing our Cause. Love you all.
*(If you are an alumni donating please comment your year of graduation)*
Week 1 Update