— The Carman- Ainsworth Football program and Football Parent Club will be making a $100 donation to the American Cancer Society.
This year marks the first year that the club sold pink, hooded Carman- Ainsworth football sweatshirts with the breast cancer ribbon. Coach Anthony Branch, an assistant varsity football coach, had the idea to support Breast Cancer Awareness month by the C/A Football Parent Group selling the sweatshirts during the month of October.
“It went over very well,” said Tawana Branch, president of the Carman- Ainsworth Football Parent Club.
Branch said orders continually came until the group set a deadline.
“This year, we sold 93 sweatshirts. So in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, our home team, Carman Ainsworth Football Program/Football Parent Club would like to make donation of $100,” she said. “This year, 93 was our number. Next year, our goal is to sell 200 plus.”
The Carman-Ainsworth Football Parent Club consists of caring, concerned parents/guardians of football players who work together as a team to raise needed funds. Membership into the parent club is open to anyone, including family members of studentathletes, the Flint Township community and business community. The parent club meets most Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Carman-Ainsworth High School Media Center. — Natalie Blythe