Arch. Wood Football Joins
UPDATE . . .
Archbishop Wood Vikings announce Vikings Fight for Eagles Fly for Leukemia
Wood football launches campaign to give back to the community for a worthy cause
Warminster, PA -- October 16, 2007. Today the Archbishop Wood football team announced joining the Eagles Fly for Leukemia.
Archbishop Wood Vikings head coach Steve Devlin stated, “Our Parents Association and our players wanted to do something for those in need outside of our football program. We launched Wood Football Cares as a way of doing this. Our football captains suggested joining the Eagles Fly for Leukemia as one of the key charities we support. Their willingness to work outside of the weight room and the practice field to do something so right, just blew me away.”
Wood's co-captains -- Bob DeLucas, Joe Makoid, Greg Colbridge and Bob Kenney -- issued the following statement, “When we looked at our situation as high school football players, doing the thing we love to do every day, we felt lucky. That led to talking about other kids that weren’t as fortunate. We wanted to do something , something that wasn’t about our situation, something extra for somebody else. That is what took us to the Eagles Fly for Leukemia. It was a way to use football to do something special in our own small way. We are dedicating our homecoming game to EFL, we will be selling wristbands and our cheerleaders will pass football helmets in the stands for donations. We are hopeful that other programs will follow.”
The homecoming game will be played Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m., vs. Conwell-Egan, at Wissahickon HS.
Eagles Fly for Leukemia Director Patti Caggiano stated, “When Wood Football contacted us we were obviously excited. We think it could be the start of something big, where Philadelphia Football teams of all sizes will battle this terrible disease together. It is truly heartwarming.”
Archbishop Wood High School is a member of the Philadelphia Catholic League for both boys and girls competition. Archbishop Wood is located on a thirty-two acre tract of land in Warminster Township, Bucks County, just north of the intersection of Street and York Roads. The school is named to honor the memory of the Most Reverend James F. Wood, the fifth Bishop of Philadelphia and its first Archbishop. The school opened in September of 1964 to serve the youth of Central and Upper Bucks County along with areas of Eastern Montgomery County
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People not attending the game can send checks made payable to Eagles Fly for Leukemia