NEWBERRY, S.C. - While some view a football team's annual spring game as a great preview of the upcoming season, the Newberry College football team proved it can serve as much more than that. Admission was not charged, but the team still accepted over $600 in donations at the game, which were presented to the Boys Farm of Newberry this week.
Head coach Todd Knight, volunteer assistant Dennis Swygert and senior defensive end Derrell Kinard visited the 305 acre campus of the Boys Farm along with sports information director Josh Manck and Newberry College vice president for institutional advancement Chuck Wendt on Thursday. The football contingent presented the young men with the funds raised from the donations at the spring game, but that presentation was easily overshadowed by the joy on the young men's faces as they threw a football around with the coaches and Kinard.
Knight also extended an invitation to the young men at the Boys Farm to attend all of the Wolves' home games in the coming seasons as special guests of the team.
"We've developed a great relationship with the Boys Farm and the players and coaches have really enjoyed the time we've spent with those young men," Knight said. "We think that by having those young men come visit our campus, hang out with our team and see what it's like to be a college student-athlete, we can help the Boys Farm achieve its mission; Building Boys rather than Mending Men. We look forward to seeing them all on campus at practices and games in the 2010 season."
For more information on Thursday's presentation and visit to the Boys Farm, please click here: http://boysfarm.org/newberry-college.php
More information on the Boys Farm can be found at www.BoysFarm.org.