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Providing Football Equipment for Disadvanged Youth

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I am hoping that you will be able to help with a project that will be critically important to young men at Bellwood Elementary in North Chesterfield, VA - which is a school that demographically is quite disadvantaged. There are many single parent homes with lack of resources for anything more than the basic necessities.

Brian Foutz, who was my son’s football coach, has agreed to coach the county league football team for Bellwood. I spoke with Brian this morning and the young men do not have cleats or shirts. Brian and his fellow coaches have worked to raise the funds for basic practice and safety equipment for the team. However, many parents simply do not have the money to help with basic cleats and shirts for their sons to play football. Brian does not want money to be the reason that a young man cannot participate. I agree!

Brian is a good man that will be a positive influence of discipline and pride for these young men and he is doing this as a volunteer only to provide caring mentorship for young men that may not have this influence in their lives.

My goal is to raise a $1,000 which will have some money remaining to provide opportunities for mentorship and outreach for these young men through sports.

It is easy to forget how truly blessed we are….this morning I was reminded.

Thanks for reading!




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