Help SJ Hit Squad Youth Football

$5,620 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 45 months
Hello My name is Shannon Roberts President of the San Jose Hit Squad Spring Football program.  Here is my story and our situation.

If you were to tell me in 2007 i would still be here in 2015 Ii wouldn't have believed you. In 2007 I was diagnosed with stage 4 congestive heart Failure, Severe Cardiomyopathy, and atrial fibrillation. I had an ejection fraction of 13% and doctors told me I had 5 yrs to live. One Day in 2008 I thought it was over I suffered Respiratory Failure , Kidney Failure, and Liver Failure at the same time. I was on life support for 2 weeks and the Doctor told my Family to make funeral arrangements. Let me tell you this, God had other plans for me. Here I am 8 yrs later since my first diagnosis still kicking.

3 years ago I decided to shift my focus to how I was going to make a difference in the community I wanted to do something special. It started as a dream I mean I still feel like I am dreaming I shouldn't even be here, in 2013 i was blessed to start the youth spring football program, The San Jose Hit Squad. (sjhitsquad.net) These past 2 years have been nothing short of amazing. I take no credit for any of Hit Squad's success.I have found being a coach is one of the most rewarding experiences in my life (next to being married and a Father).  I find great joy in making a difference in a child's life.  I firmly believe the success we have accomplished is nothing but god's will in action.

When we started San Jose Hit squad in January 2013 we had no equipment, no money, just a dream. After 2 yrs we were able to fit out over 140 kids to play the game of football ages 5-15.

Just recently we had our equipment shed broken into and all the helmets, shoulder pad, facemasks, jerseys, and other equipments used for games and practice were taken. We have insurance but it doesn't cover everything and the process will take a while.

We are just 3 weeks away from the Start of the season. I Dont know what else to do but to humbly ask for Help, any kind of help is greatly appreciated , I have truly put my heart into this league. With so much going on in the world San Jose Hit Squad strives to provide a outlet for the youth in our community, we truly believe the game of football Saves Lives. A kid on the field is a kid off the Street. We have 3 weeks till the season Starts please help keep the dream Alive.

San Jose Hit Squad appreciates your support. Your donation will help us get back our losses and allow us to continue our dream and grow our league. We encourage every donor to come out to our games and get involved.

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Thanks So Much for the Support. First practice is Sat if it rains we will Try for Tuesday. I will post some pictures. Thanks again.
Manny
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Thanks so much for all the donations. Meet the families, coaches, and staff at our ZUMBA fitness fundraiser!

To find out more info and Get your presale tickets click below right now.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-jose-hit-squad-zumba-fitness-fundraiser-tickets-15548798876
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Please share this link. Thanks again
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Big Ups to Gary Flickinger from United Studios of Self Defence ussdpaloalto.com for donating some prizes for the casino nite fundraiser we will be having. They are nice. Stay tuned. Thanks again for all the support
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Cory Jay Reed
20 months ago

Are you guys still trying to raise more money? Are you close?

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Gayle Kludt
45 months ago

So nice meeting you yesterday, Manny, and best wishes on your upcoming fundraiser. Please let me know if you need additional prizes for your organization.

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Gayle Kludt
45 months ago

Hi, I would like to make a donation but would prefer to do so with a check. What is your address? When is your auction fundraiser? If the date is right, I can get you some prizes.

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Maryann Gowdy McConnell
45 months ago

Is there anything you would need from home depot? We don't have football supplies but we might be able to help with something else.

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San Jose Hitsquad Sjhs
45 months ago

I cant thank everyone enough for all the support we have been getting

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Yvonne Valenzuela
45 months ago

Thank you! Thank you! God bless you!

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Joyce Laurent
45 months ago

Shannon Roberts sponsored my son this year due to my disibility of not working.. Thank you to all helping and donating God bless

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San Jose Hitsquad Sjhs
45 months ago

Thank you for your support

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$5,620 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 45 months
Created January 21, 2015
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$10
Lavita Murrieta
45 months ago

Your story is very touching! I'm saddened that someone would do such a thing! It's really not much but every single dollar counts! I hope you guys reach your goal and endure many wins in the years to come!

RR
$500
Randy Randleman
45 months ago

To help replace the stolen equipment so the kids can play.

MS
$400
Marty's Chop Shop
45 months ago

Let us know if you have any fundraiser events. My grandson Edwin is looking forward to a great season!

LR
$25
Lucy Rodriguez
45 months ago

Find the good! Karma will take care of the folks that did this!

Cory Jay Reed
20 months ago

Are you guys still trying to raise more money? Are you close?

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Gayle Kludt
45 months ago

So nice meeting you yesterday, Manny, and best wishes on your upcoming fundraiser. Please let me know if you need additional prizes for your organization.

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Gayle Kludt
45 months ago

Hi, I would like to make a donation but would prefer to do so with a check. What is your address? When is your auction fundraiser? If the date is right, I can get you some prizes.

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Maryann Gowdy McConnell
45 months ago

Is there anything you would need from home depot? We don't have football supplies but we might be able to help with something else.

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San Jose Hitsquad Sjhs
45 months ago

I cant thank everyone enough for all the support we have been getting

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Yvonne Valenzuela
45 months ago

Thank you! Thank you! God bless you!

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Joyce Laurent
45 months ago

Shannon Roberts sponsored my son this year due to my disibility of not working.. Thank you to all helping and donating God bless

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San Jose Hitsquad Sjhs
45 months ago

Thank you for your support

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