WINNIPEG – Students at Churchill High School and their football program received a generous surprise on their Homecoming Day Saturday.
Nissan Kickoff Project came to town and donated $10,000 worth of new jerseys, cleats, and helmets for the high school’s football program.
Organizers said Churchill has the lowest school population in the area already and has seen an increase in new immigrant and refugee families who aren’t familiar with the sport of football.
Fundraising takes place to help pay for the football program fees for those that sign up, but that means the funds can’t go towards areas like new equipment and uniforms. This is where Nissan Kickoff Project came in.
This year alone the project is expected to help nearly 1,200 students in 26 schools from 21 cities and eight provinces from BC to Nova Scotia.
With files from Global News