Press release submitted by Max Silverman.
The second Touchdown for America Football game in Shrewsbury will be held at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 11, at the stadium at Shrewsbury High School.
At this game,
the Shrewsbury Colonials will tackle the St. John’s Pioneers as their
opponents. Touchdown for America is a
student-driven program, designed to support the local men and women currently
deployed, their families, and local veterans.
Touchdown for America collects toiletries and other items to send to
those serving overseas, as well as send packages to wounded warriors returning
through Fort Belvoir. All members of the
armed forces, currently serving or retired, and their families attend the
Touchdown for America football game free of charge and will be honored in a
ceremony on the field during half-time.
Touchdown for America harnesses the energy and enthusiasm of high school students to support our servicemen and women. This program started in 2011, when Max Silverman, now a senior at Westborough High School, wrote a paper about how students can take one football game and use that event to make a difference in the lives of other community members. This year’s Touchdown for America activities in Shrewsbury are being organized by Will Shipman and Devan Michael, Shrewsbury High School students, under the supervision of Athletic Director Jason Costa. The goal for this year is to surpass the 2,500 items collected in 2012 at two Touchdown for America games; 50 care packages shipped in 2012 and the athletes would like to do more this fall.
For a list of supplies requested by the soldiers for their care packages, go to www.touchdownforamerica.org. For additional information about the Touchdown for America game or to help sponsor this event, contact Max Silverman at 508-836-8983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.