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Jr. Trojan football program raising funds

 

Last updated 3/16/2022 at 9:50am

Fountain Jr. Trojan football program

Coaches and parents with the Jr. Trojan football program are raising money for these young athletes to obtain all the equipment they need to have a fun and successful season.

"My son started playing with the Jr Trojans last year and I'm beyond impressed by the commitment and integrity of these coaches and parents," parent Chelsea Pullara said. "They really care about the kids in this community. Last fall the team fundraised a significant amount of money for jerseys, field time etc., and I just found out ... that the coaches themselves made up the difference for costs for last fall!"

Coach Dominic Torres is one of the driving forces behind the team, and he is asking the community to help support these young athletes through donations. This all goes to the 3rd-6th grade Fountain Lil Trojans football program.

"A custom jersey is an item that will carry the memories of them playing this sport," Torres said in his GoFundMe post. "Years down the line they will look at them and will remember all the fun times that they had with their friends playing. The smile that a custom jersey puts on a kids face is worth every dollar! We are not asking for anyone to donate a huge amount, but $5 would make a huge difference!"

To save money as much as possible, the team plans to use its jerseys from the fall season this spring. They will get fill in jerseys for new players.

Last fall's uniform costs totaled $7,778.79, including jerseys, decals, socks and field costs. The Junior Trojans were able to raise $6,991 through fundraising.

The remaining difference of $787.79 was donated by the coaches.

"These costs don't or cover helmets, pads, cleats, registration, etc., and I know the coaches do their best to help the boys with finding these items as well," Pullara said.

To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/jr-trojans-football-3rd8th-grade?qid=ce9537c21fa812c48123d89247ccdba8

 

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