Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Relay for Life Recap

LFC Football Again Leads Campus Relay For Life

Friday, April 15th, served as another reminder of the Forester Football Family's commitment to extinguishing cancer. The annual campus Relay for Life event continues to be a highlight of campus activities, and a beacon of a campus working together to support the research of the American Cancer Society.

The Foresters participated in the annual relay, and had at least 10 members of the team in attendance for all 12 hours. One of those in attendance all night was sophomore Pat McDonaugh who said “Relay for Life is an event like none other. It’s for a great cause and it’s awesome to see the campus come together for something that affects all of us one way or another.”

The Foresters also lead the campus efforts by raising over $13,000 for the event and shattering our previous best of $11,385 in 2014. Junior Student Assistant Coach Ryan Bullock raised the most money out of any Forester Football member. The Foresters have raised over $65,000 since the event arrived at Lake Forest College.

Brannon Moran – #19 – alongside team captains Brendan Power and Charlie Quinn accepted the award as the top fundraising team. Brannon “signed” with the Foresters back in August and has been an integral member of our Family!

You can view his Introductory Press Conference at the following link -

Following the award ceremony, the Cancer Survivor Lap took place and two of our Forester Football mom's led the way. Thank you for the continued courage and inspiration that Cindy and Amalia.
(Video of the lap is on Cindy Gurchak's facebook)

Coach Cat got the night going as he was the first staff member to get pied in the face – twice, raising over $250; first by Brannon and then by alum Sal Perales. Sal had this to say about his annual return to Relay, “Going back for Relay makes me proud to be an alum and former football player at a school that continues this great tradition. It’s great to see an entire campus rally around this one event.”

All in all, it was an extremely successful evening that our young men won’t forget. I am extremely proud of our young men.

We definitely went #1-0 on this one! Thank you to everyone that helped make this happen!
- Coach Luke Butts