Q: What special events are planned for the 2012 season?
A: Our first home game, September 8th, is a very special day for us. It will be the 2nd anniversary of the death of Benny Watters. Along with Benny's family, we will be hosting our second annual Benny Watters Community Day, where we invite members of the larger Lake Forest Community to come to our game. We will also pay special recognition to the Friends of Jaclyn Organization that brought Benny and the Foresters together. Lawrence, who we play that day is also a member of the FOJ family, and their adopted brother, Luke, will be at the game.
On September 22nd, we will have a double-whammy day. It is our annual Hero's Day where we honor members of the military, police, fire, and EMT services in Lake County. We will be holding our annual donations for our Trick or Treat for the Troops program as always with this day. In addition to the Hero's Day, we will be honoring some of the heroes of LFC Football's past, as we honor the 10 year anniversary of the 2002 MWC Conference Championship Team.
The October 6th game against Illinois College is the traditional homecoming game. I am always excited for the alums that come back for that. The crowd that we have for that game makes it a truly special environment.
There are "no plans" for the game on October 20th, when we host Cornell College and welcome them in their return to the MWC.
On October 27th, we will be honoring our seniors and parents. This is always a great day as we take a moment to thank the seniors for their contributions to the team and campus community. It is always a special moment when our players get to say thank-you to their parents as well. Our parents are wonderful and provide a tremendous amount of support for our players throughout not just the season, but their entire lives.
I'm extremely excited about the events that we have planned, and I am confident that we will have a great turnout, and provide lots of exciting football at Farwell Field.