PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) — From helmets and pads to uniforms and cleats, high school football doesn’t come cheap.
The Central High School Knights are hoping to update their look this season, but they need more money to make it happen, so the team and their fans are looking to the community for help.
The Knights got off to a good start, going 2-0 in the young season. While their game on the field speaks for itself, members of the school’s booster club launch a fundraising campaign to help the boys in black and yellow look as good as they play.
Tiffany Edouard, president of the football booster, explains that each student-athlete was tasked with selling 10 tickets for a raffle, which offers a chance to win cash prizes, gift cards and services from local businesses. But they are still about 200 tickets short of reaching their goal.
“It’s just a life lesson, not just on the football pitch: if you want something, you have to work hard to get it,” Edouard said. She says if they can reach their goal by Sept. 30, the jerseys will be ready for the playoffs.
“It’s maybe a 2-3 week delay,” she added. “We should be able to have them for October games and then we’ll have playoffs and such.”
Anyone wishing to buy a raffle ticket can do so on the Central Knights Recall Club The Facebook page.