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Monday, November 23, 2015

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED FOR HPD PAL



FROM HPD DEPUTY CHIEF BRIAN FOLEY:

On Sunday, November 22dnd, , the Hartford Police Athletic League’s football team (Wildcats)  beat Leominster, Ma for the New England Regional Championship. Final score was 51-7. They have qualified for the National Championships in Kissimmee, FL! They desperately need your help to get there, win the title, and celebrate their regional championship this year.

About the Hartford Wildcats:

The Hartford Wildcats are a member of the Colonial Youth Football and Cheer League and American Youth Football. HWYFA (Hartford Wildcats Youth Football Association), a
nonprofit, all volunteer organization, was founded in 2000 with the goal of providing enrichment opportunities for Hartford youth, helping them stay physically fit and developing their self-esteem. The program provides athletic opportunities including football and cheerleading for boys and girls ages 5 through 14.

The Wildcats are supported by the Hartford Police Athletic League (PAL) and emphasize the role of academic success in addition to athletic excellence. Kids are expected to maintain strict academic and behavioral standards and are responsible to their teammates.

The Wildcats have come close to this opportunity for the past three years, and finally this year, their dedication and teamwork paid off. The team played an impressive season, capping off their record with a 51-7 victory in the New England Regional Championship in Auburn, Massachusetts to qualify for Nationals. The kids couldn’t be prouder!

The kids have done their part... Now it’s your turn! We need to raise $35,000 by 12/5/15 in order to help us cover airfare, room, and board for these deserving kids when they travel to make their dreams come true in Florida. They have worked long and hard and have shown a deep commitment to their teammates. Now they need you to be their guardian angels!

The cost of the trip is around $35,000. The team has started a Gofundme.comcampaign (link) to generate money for the trip as well as equipment expenses. Anything you guys could do would be greatly appreciated! Let’s get these kids ready to go to Florida and represent Hartford in the National Champions.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a good cause. Thanks for posting, Kevin.

Unknown said...

Coach Deluca deserves a huge pat on the back for putting this great team together! Great job Coach D &

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Mayor elect can use some of his 1,000,000 left over from the campaign to support the children of Hartford.

Anonymous said...

@9:44

No, that payed-for money by the contractors will go toward a future fun for office. Don't be so foolish. A politican will n vet I repeat, never give up his campaign stash for human interests. Until we have meaningful campaign finance reform, no way, Jose.