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
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
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