Midget football players team up to help those in need
Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:02 AM
ADA - The Ada Midget Football team will be hosting a cancer walk at War Memorial Park on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. with pre-registration beginning at 1:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the walk will go to Not By Choice Outreach of Kenton. Not By Choice Outreach is a non profit organization that runs completely on volunteers. The volunteers rally around the family in need, donating scarfs, offering free transportation, helping with yard work, anything that they can do to lighten the family's struggle.
In a very short amount of time this event has gained huge community support and is expected to be a great success.
Team coordinators decided to organize this event as an opportunity to teach their young athletes about the importance of giving back to their community as well as to help them understand the impact cancer has on its victims as well as their families. It was the hope of the coaches and parents that the kids would learn that it's not all about football and that it doesn't matter how young or old you are their is always a way that they can give back to those in need.
Guest speakers are planned for the Cancer Walk in October including David Dellifield who survived head and neck cancer and has been in remission since May 2013. Dellifield's treatment was intense - one day of chemo per week and radiation daily for three months but he finished a full marathon, 26.2 miles, the day before his last chemo treatment. He is the main speaker for Not By Choice Outreach and was supported by them during his own battle.
Be sure to visit the Ada Midget Football Booth, located next to 4 Seasons Drive-thru at the Harvest and Herb Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, to learn how you can help give back during this event and to order your Cancer Walk t-shirt. Join the Midget Football Team and be 'Part of the Pack' to fight cancer, support those in need, and walk for a great cause.