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Conestoga 3

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Conestoga 3

One year ago, three members of the Conestoga High School football team were falsely accused of a very serious assault incident in the Conestoga locker room.  As has now been proven, these outstanding and well-liked young men were not guilty of the charges filed against them.  But as a result of the highly-publicized allegations, they were harassed by their classmates, and suffered on-line abuse and judgement by their community. Because of their innocence, these 17 year old young men repeatedly refused to accept a plea bargain, wanting their day in court. 

In defending themselves, the families significantly diminished their savings and the boys' college funds.  One young man lost a scholarship and during this highly stressful ordeal, lost his father.  

Finally on January 3rd of this year, with the families just wanting to get on with their lives, they accepted a charge of minor harassment (pushing and shoving) and the false charges of assault were dropped. 

 We, the friends of the “Conestoga 3” want to help these families heal and, in turn, perhaps help heal the Stoga community.  Please help us restore the 3 young men’s college funds and hopefully restore their faith in the human spirit.

I am David Paolisso, organizer and a friend of the 3 families.  I want to thank all that have donated to this worthwhile campaign.  We believe the Stoga community should come together and support these 3 families.  Another friend has been selected by the families to have the authority to withdraw and distribute the donations equally between the 3 families.  Thank you.
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Donations 

  • The Milby Family
    • $100 
    • 7 yrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

David Paolisso
Organizer
Devon, PA
Conestoga Three
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