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For Immediate Release
November 21, 2017

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Feeding a Football Team: a Brockport Thanksgiving

Donors step up to feed the Golden Eagles prior to Saturday’s second round NCAA game

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BROCKPORT, NY—As the clock wound down in Brockport’s 66-0 win over Plymouth State last Saturday, Brockport Athletic Director Erick Hart became far less concerned with the final score than he was with another number: the cost of feeding 80 football players Thanksgiving dinner.

In the cash-strapped world of NCAA Division III athletics (particularly at public institutions), such unforeseen expenses can be budget busters.

“We love that the football team is winning. We’re incredibly proud of them,” Hart said. “But winning is expensive.”

When Hart’s concerns started circulating among some of the team’s biggest supporters in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium pressbox, they were quickly squashed. Thanksgiving dinner will be on them.

Their supporters hope it will fuel the 10th ranked Golden Eagles to a win over No. 13 Wesley in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. A win would match Brockport’s deepest run in the NCAA tournament.

The Golden Eagles will host the game. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.

Brockport Football would like to thank the following donors for supporting their Thanksgiving dinner:

Mike Andriatch
Jeanette Banker
Joe Bellanca
Frank Brothers
Ike Eichhorn
Jim Haynes
Joe Germinerio
Don Greene
Eric Hellwig
Thomas Kleinhammer
Bill Linkner
Susan Lewkowitz
John O'Mara
Christine Piscitelli
Nick Renzi
Rosie Rich
Don Santini
Ed Suriano
Mike Trinkaus
Joe Tucci
Josh Warner
Sue Wukovits

The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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