by Josh McFadden
WOODS CROSS—Even on playing fields across the country on autumn Friday nights, some things are much more important than football.
Members of the Woods Cross football program know this, which is why the school is hosting a cancer tribute game for the second consecutive season.
This Friday, the Wildcats will host Viewmont at 7 p.m. As usual, the team wants a packed house to cheer loudly and to root the Wildcats on to victory. But this week has a much different feel and purpose.
Head coach Andrew Fresques is determined to bring awareness to the terrible disease and to do all he can to help eradicate it.
“Coach Fresques throughout his life has seen the effect cancer has had on so many of us and wants to pay it forward through this tribute,” said Paul Fresques, the head coach’s father and fundraiser for the football team. “It is a disease that has no compassion for its victims, young, old, child, boy, girl, parent, relative or friend. His hope for this event each year is to raise money for a Woods Cross/Davis County family in need of financial support. Our hope is that through continued research and prayer, we will someday find a cure for all cancers.”
Everyone associated with Wood Cross football is inviting people throughout Woods Cross and Davis County to support this cause by attending the game this Friday. Bountiful company Specialty Florist will provide pink T-shirts to the first 500 people through the gates. Andrew and Paul Fresques encourage everyone to wear pink to show their support for this benefit event.
“This year’s event is made possible because of the support of our major sponsors,” Paul Fresques said. “We couldn’t do it without them.”
Hogan General Contractor, First Mile and Auto Crafters have been significant sponsors, as Kaysville company Fusion, which will provide a pink banner for the game.
Anyone who wishes to contribute to this fundraiser is welcome to contact Andrew Fresques directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.