Holidays bring out the compassionate side of Wayne Hills football program, as players go Christmas shopping for hospitalized children

It’s certainly been a hectic season for the Wayne Hills football team. Back on Labor Day weekend, the Patriots were in Pahokee, Florida to open its season, and lost a 34-23 decision to a team that remains unbeaten and will be playing for a state championship next week.

Once back in New Jersey, Wayne Hills hasn’t lost since, winning 10 straight and earning a berth in the NJSIAA, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 championship game on Dec. 4, at MetLife Stadium.

The road to that 10-1 record has been well documented. Solid play on the field was offset by an off-the-field issue which almost ended the team’s season three weeks ago, but Hills persevered.

The Hills players and coaches have also taken part in a number of charity events. On Nov. 6, it was a 5K walk for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, an event sponsored by the Wayne Valley High Dance Team. (See related article https://mikelamberti.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/wayne-hills-football-team-walks-for-st-judes-childrens-hospital-in-5k-event-at-wayne-valley-later-joined-for-group-photo-by-wayne-valley-dance-team/)

Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Patriots donated 25 turkeys to the Father English Community Center. (See related article https://mikelamberti.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/charity-first-for-wayne-hills-football-team-as-patriots-help-donate-food-to-the-needy-for-thanksgiving/)

And on Nov. 27, the football program raised money for the players to go shopping at Toys-R-Us, to pick out some gifts for some youngsters at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, in Paterson.

The players wanted to do the shopping and will be giving out the gifts soon.

geoffreyThe Patriots enjoyed a nice day at Toys R Us, buying some goodies for children. (Click on photos for larger image)

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