Hoffman Redhawks Jr Midget football team

$13,425 of $20k goal

Raised by 173 people in 33 months
Storm Warner   SCHAUMBURG, IL
As you may know, our 7th and 8th grade youth football team has had a special year, finishing our season undefeated at 13-0 beating Missouri, Michigan and Ohio to make it to nationals. We are the first team to make it to Disney from Hoffman Estates in 7 years and our trip is now in jeopardy due to funding. Many of our players are from lower income households, several with single parents that just simply can't afford it. We have made 8 hour road trips to play two weeks in a row and it has strapped even our most financially secure families, with rental van payments, hotel, gas, food etc. These boys worked their hearts out and have incredible determination, we will do whatever it takes to attain our goal so all of our kids can go to Disney and play for a national championship on ESPN. We need to be in Florida this Friday to weigh in and have yet to make reservations. Please donate what you can and share with all of your friends to help our team. Every dime will be used for these fine young men who deserve to be there. Please watch ESPN 3 Tuesday at 7 to see who we will be playing. You can also see what your contribution helped produce when we play Saturday December 7 on ESPN 3. Thank you for your consideration and assistance.
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Update 6
32 months ago
I want to give all of you an update on our trip to Florida and our quest for a national Championship. Many of you already know but our first game VS an undefeated Loveland Colorado team we won 28-0 to advance to the semi finals against another undefeated team out of Arizona, The Pride. We overcame two deficits in the game to win 15-12 and had the experience of playing for a national championship live on ESPN 3 Friday. We played Jenson Beach Florida who again where undefeated and where up at halftime 8-6 and tied in the fourth but ended up loosing to a team that took 2 last year and won it the year before. Our heads are held high! Thank you all for everything you did for this team we had a ride of a lifetime. I hope you are as proud to be a part of it as I was!!
Coach Storm
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Update 5
33 months ago
We had some private donations off site that put us over the top!! thank you for everything that you did. I am going to keep the site up for a few days and just know if you do contribute it will go towards a team party or gear for the boys as all necessities are taken care of. You have been wonderful and everyone on the team has their trips nearly 100 percent funded thanks to you! The support has been overwhelming and I assure you these young men will work as hard as they can to win a national championship. If you would like to see us off we will once again be on NBC with Nasita Kwan tomorrow when we leave. She has been a real asset for our cause and I want to thank her for all she's done!
If you would like to watch our first game it is considered the game of the day by the ESPN commentators and will be on ESPN3 Saturday at 3 central, 4 eastern at the ESPN Zone in Disney. I will keep you updated on our progress as well. Go Redhawks!
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Update 4
33 months ago
After some public and private donations we are down to needing about 7,000 and everyone is paid in full for our Trip. We will be on NBC in the am and afternoon one last time. ESPN announced tonight that we will be playing the Loveland Titans from Colorado. The commentator said it will be the game of the day. We both won our regional championship game and scored at least 35 points. It is the only game that will be played on a live feed Saturday on ESPN 3 at 4 eastern and 3 central time. Thanks again for your support we will do our best to represent Hoffman Estates, Illinois and the Midwest well! Go Hawks and Go Bucks two national championships!!!!
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Update 3
33 months ago
Thank you to NBC and Nesita Kwan for that great segment on our Team yesterday! The story tripled our funds virtually over night. They will be doing a follow up today as well. Tonight at 7pm the national pop warner board is doing the bracket draw to determine who we play on Saturday. This will be live on ESPN 3 online if you would like to see who we will be playing. The team will be at Eisenhower Junior High tonight from 6:45 until 7:45 also to view it as a team and the Chicago Tribune will be there as well. If you would like to donate in person we are getting close but still need about 8,000. Thank you for all of your donations and support it has been overwhelming and appreciated! Please keep spreading the word.
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Mark Coalson
33 months ago

I would like to extend my utmost appreciation to each and every one of you that donated to our football team. You have no idea how much this means to these fine young men , thanks for giving them the opportunity to do something they will remember forever, thanks again, coach Mark Coalson.

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$13,425 of $20k goal

Raised by 173 people in 33 months
Created November 30, 2013
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Anonymous
32 months ago
EB
$100
Eric Bell
33 months ago

Congrats - Best of Luck!

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JS
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John Sardina
33 months ago
HF
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Holly Fraccaro
33 months ago
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Anonymous
33 months ago
MV
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Michael Villarreal
33 months ago

Good luck, and enjoy your time at Disney World! If you collect enough money, maybe you could do a team dinner there. A good non-expensive meal can be found at Trail's End Buffet for dinner. Now go and bring back a "WIN"!

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JP
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jeff place
33 months ago

Storm...congrats and good luck in Florida!!! GO REDHAWKS!!!

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KG
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Kirt Gohil
33 months ago

Congrats! Go REDHAWKS!!!!

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AF
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Andy Ferbrache
33 months ago

Good Luck Stormy

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Joe Lawlor
33 months ago
Mark Coalson
33 months ago

I would like to extend my utmost appreciation to each and every one of you that donated to our football team. You have no idea how much this means to these fine young men , thanks for giving them the opportunity to do something they will remember forever, thanks again, coach Mark Coalson.

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