YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Players from the Yorktown High School football team recently paid a visit to the Triangle Center offices of Support Connection to give the organization a $2,500 check.
The money was raised from the team's ticket and T-shirt sales from a fall game.
The team annually organizes a fundraiser to help a local charity. This year the selection was Support Connection, a not-for-profit organization that provides emotional, social and education support to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer.
“We are proud of our players and how they actively participated in this fundraiser for such a worthy, local cause,” said Head Varsity Football Coach Mike Rescigno, whose team finished in the Section 1 Final with a 9-1 record.
Support Connection said it was a particularly large check from a school group and that beyond the money the fundraiser also helps spread the word of the group’s work.
“Every year we have more than 500 people reach out for help from us. We couldn’t do what we do without your help,” Barbara Cervoni, director of services and communication for Support Connection, told the team representatives.
Executive Director of Support Connection Katherine Quinn accepted the donation and thanked the team.