Wilton High School football team raises money for cancer nonprofit during season opener
Wilton High School’s football team dedicated their home opener on Friday to raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer.
Members of the Wilton High School community say they felt compelled to do something during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month due to the impact disease has had in the community.
Funds are being raised for the nonprofit, Circle of Care, which supports families going through the process of treatments for their child.
Student leaders at Wilton decided to sell gold pompoms to honor the cause, which helped raise proceeds for the organization.
"Wilton is an incredibly supportive community. We're very lucky to be here and this is the first home game for our Wilton football this year, which is traditionally a white out for them, but because this is an issue that is important and near and dear to their hearts, this is a gold out for them tonight," said Liz Salguero, co-founder of Circle of Care.
A 13-year-old from Bethel, who underwent years of chemotherapy, sang the National Anthem before the game Friday.
There are only five home games of the season this year in Wilton and the next one is Saturday, Oct. 1.