The Lake Forest College Football team is proud to announce that on Saturday, September 10th, the Foresters will be hosting Heroes Day 2011.
"For the past two years, we have hosted a "Trick or Treat for the Troops" event in October. Our schedule this year, takes us on the road for the last two weeks of October. We didn't want to stop supporting our troops, so our team decided to tie our efforts into the 10th anniversary of September 11th. We wanted to honor all those who serve our country and community. September 11th was an day that impacted our nation in a way that had never happened before. In the aftermath of the attacks, countless public servants, both domestically, and internationally have sacrificed so much protecting our freedoms. As a team, we want to pay respect and tribute to all of those have done this," said Coach Catanzaro.
The Foresters along with the Alpha Phi sorority will be collecting items for the care packages that they send to troops overseas each year.
"In the past two years, we have sent over 85 care packages to our troops," said Catanzaro. "We have sent them to alums, family members, and friends of the program in the Army, each of the last two years. This year, we will be sending them to one of our Naval Ships that are currently at sea."
Suggested Items for Care Packages include:
Recreational Items: board games, playing cards, magazines, stationary, etc)
Clothing: hats, bandannas, white or black socks, brown or green plain tee shirts)
Non-Perishable Food: canned food, snack food, powdered drink mix
Toiletries: flavored tooth paste, tooth brushes, bar soap, etc
If you have any questions on how you can help, please call Jim Catanzaro, Head Football Coach, at 847-735-6137, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.