Homestead Highlander Football continue their commitment to generate awareness for childhood cancer. On Friday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm, the Highlanders will kick-off their annual Gold Out game to generate awareness for childhood cancer. Last September, the Highlanders’ crusade against childhood cancer left a lasting impression on the hearts of an entire community…and formed an indelible bond between PAX Army of Love and the Highlander Football Band of Brothers.
The partnership between PAX and the Highlanders football program began when Paxton’s eternal sweetheart, Nicole Kunick, arranged an introduction between the Highlanders coaching staff and Paxton. A meeting between angels almost always proves to be a ‘game-changer’. This one proved to be no exception. Within moments of the exchange, an audible of sorts was called. Head coach, Dave Keel, named the Paxton Andrews Foundation as the sole recipient of the proceeds generated from the Highlanders’ Gold Out. However, the unanticipated donation of $4000, left us all speechless. The generous contributed generated by Coach Keel’s program provided support for countless local children and their families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis.
True to form, throughout the past year, Paxton has spread his life-spark throughout the Homestead community. His spark has jumped from Mrs. Kunick’s heart, through Coach Keel and Coach Zortman’s leadership, and spilled over into the student body. The Gold Out schedule for Friday, September 22nd, is reportedly on track to outshine last year’s affair. The Highlanders’ Army of Love has been hard at work, organizing different aspects and pulling together finishing touches to ensure Friday night’s Gold Out is one that reflects the hearts of gold that tie this tight-knit community together.
We look forward to gathering under the golden glow of ‘Friday Night Lights’ as the Highlanders take the field. While they look to secure another home-field victory against Nicolet; they’re already champions in our books – and in the books of hundreds of warriors who they’ve supported in their fight against childhood cancer. The very best type of champion, indeed.