Homestead Football is committed to raising awareness for Childhood Cancer. The Highlanders made good on their mission by designating their game on September 30th as an opportunity to “Boot Childhood Cancer”. T-shirts were designed and sold throughout the week at Homestead High School, and at the game under the Friday Night Lights. The Highlanders’ desire to champion Childhood Cancer Awareness month made quite an impression on the crowd – becoming a frenzy all of its own, standing out even amongst the typical buzz which permeates high school football fields on Friday nights in Wisconsin.
The Highlanders originally earmarked the proceeds raised through their initiative for a ‘big box’ organization which supports childhood cancer. A few days prior to their face-off against Nicolet, in a serendipitous meeting of sorts, the Highlanders were introduced to our beloved Paxton. The Highlanders roster may be composed of some of the toughest guys around; yet, their hearts are made of pure gold. They welcomed Paxton into their tight-knit football family with open arms. Paxton humbly received this band of brothers into his Army of Love.
Fittingly enough, shortly after meeting Paxton and learning about PAX, an audible of sorts was called. The Highlanders decided to name PAX as the sole recipient of the proceeds generated in fulfilling their commitment to generate awareness for childhood cancer.
The Highlanders walked away with an impressive victory, trouncing the Knights 42-12. Given they had an extra special fan cheering them on from the other side of the rainbow, we certainly weren’t surprised.
We send extra special PaxLove to Coach Keel, Coach Zortman and the entire Highlander Football Family. We wish them the very best of luck as they finish up their winning season. An entire Army of Love will be cheering you on, Highlanders Football.
Talk about ‘squad goals’.