Hartford PAL Wildcats States Trip

The Hartford Wildcats need your help and fast!

For the first time ever, the Hartford Wildcats have qualified for the National Championships
in Kissimmee, FL! They desperately need your help to get there, win the title, and celebrate
their monumental achievements this year.

Every day these kids are fighting an uphill battle to stay on the right track. It is no secret
that Hartford is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, and we are facing an
epidemic of gang violence and crime. Sadly, these destructive influences begin to take hold
even earlier than middle school in many cases, pulling bright, enthusiastic, and driven kids
onto a darker path. This is why the Wildcats football program is a key part of these kids’
lives. Football allows them to focus their energy on a positive goal and make real lasting

The Wildcats have come close to this opportunity for the past three years, and finally this
year, their dedication and teamwork paid off. The team played an impressive season,
capping off their record with a 51-7 victory in the New England Regional Championship in
Auburn, Massachusetts to qualify for Nationals. The kids couldn’t be prouder!

The kids have done their part... Now it’s your turn! We need to raise $35,000 by 12/5/15
in order to help us cover airfare, room, and board for these deserving kids when they travel
to make their dreams come true in Florida. They have worked long and hard and have
shown a deep commitment to their teammates. Now they need you to be their guardian

Any little bit helps. Thank you for supporting our Wildcats and showing these kids that we
value their hard work and success. 

About the Hartford Wildcats:

The Hartford Wildcats are a member of the Colonial Youth Football and Cheer League and
American Youth Football. HWYFA (Hartford Wildcats Youth Football Association), a
nonprofit, all volunteer organization, was founded in 2000 with the goal of providing
enrichment opportunities for Hartford youth, helping them stay physically fit and
developing their self-esteem. The program provides athletic opportunities including
football and cheerleading for boys and girls ages 5 through 14.

The Wildcats are supported by the Hartford Police Athletic League (PAL) and emphasize
the role of academic success in addition to athletic excellence. Kids are expected to
maintain strict academic and behavioral standards and are responsible to their teammates
when they slip up. The program also involves significantly more oversight and coaching
through both organizations to help keep kids on the right track and performing at a high l
level both on and off the field. For more information about the Wildcats or Hartford PAL,
please visit http://www.hartfordwildcats.com/ or http://hartfordpal.org/.

*This is one of two official Wildcat fundraising Gofundme pages*

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