Local kids play football and raise hundreds in donations for cancer research

Local kids played football on Saturday to help raise money for a good cause, breast cancer research. The team donated a total of $2,300 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

CYPRESS, Texas - Local kids played football on Saturday to help raise money for a good cause, breast cancer research.

The Sophomore Lions squared off against the Sophomore Seahawks in a battle to claim first place in the CFSA. 

But the clash of 9-year-olds had a much deeper purpose.

The Lions have been collecting a hundred dollars for every touchdown scored this season to support the Susan G Komen foundation.

The Lions managed to score two touchdowns but lost the game Saturday.

Still, the team was able to give the foundation a $2,300 check in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

"We wanted to honor our mothers, our grandparents and our sisters who are fighting this disease,” said head coach, James Swinney. “And we're just proud of our parents and of our boys."

Some of the Lions team members have been directly impacted by the disease. Grant Sitton lost his mom to breast cancer.  

“It reminds me of my mom and all that,” said Sitton.

It hits close to home for Parker Rivera as well. He lost his grandmother to the disease.

“It means a lot because my Grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and it was hard times for my family and we lost a lot because of losing her,” said Rivera.

Rivera’s mom said the day’s message transcended the game.

“It’s much bigger than the game,” said Heather Rivera. “Everyone knows someone who has fought this horrible, horrible disease.”


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