On Friday Night, Bishop Stang High School opened its home Football slate versus Old Rochester Regional High School. However, a packed house and a winning home record weren’t the only goals the Spartans set for the evening.
Junior, Finley DeMarco of Wareham, reached out to Athletic Director Nate Greene with a request leading up to the home opener: to honor our country’s veterans, active military, and first responders by dedicating the game to “Folds of Honor.” Folds of Honor is an organization that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled military and first responders.
Veterans, active military, and first responders received free admission into the game where they joined the teams on the field during the singing of the national anthem. The DeMarco Family set up a Folds of Honor table behind the endzone to sell t-shirts and accept donations to the foundation. Although the Spartans didn’t emerge victorious in their efforts on the field, their efforts off the field certainly paid off – raising $1,414 for Folds of Honor.
We hope to continue to honor the families of those who serve our country with Folds of Honor games for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about the foundation, visit https://foldsofhonor.org/about-us/