When Legacy Christian Academy takes the field Friday night every touchdown scored will result in donations for pediatric cancer research.
"Obviously we do want to get in the end zone as much is possible not just for the cause but you know for our own sake we want to be able to show the offense is explosive and we can get in the end zone as we please," said senior captain David Raymond.
Maxpreps.com, a nationally known high school sports website, presented a challenge called touchdowns for cancer this September. Head coach Troy Esprit signed his warriors up to close out the month with not just a win, but a chance to contribute to a cause.
"But man it's such a great opportunity to do something you love and do something great for America and for St. Jude for what they do for the kids," he said.
Raymond understand the importance of crossing the goal line. "There's somebody around us that has been affected with cancer so you know it's always a good good thing for us to come out and you know just be supportive of causes like this," he said.
"I don't want to drain anybody's bank account, but at the same time we're going to go out and score as many points as we possibly can and do it on a Christian level," added coach Esprit.
You can still make a pledge before Legacy's game against Pasadena First Baptist. Just click on the link provided above.
Earlier Wednesday, the pledges were higher than $128 per score. Factor in the 53 points the warriors at their last home game and you'll see how quickly a team can make an impact.
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