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Prep Football: Chi-Hee Veterans Appreciation Night Turns 10 | Local sports

Local veterans are honored and taken to the field at the Chi-Hi Veterans Appreciation Night ahead of their game against Menomonie on September 3, 2021 at Dorais Field.
The annual Chi-Hi Football Veterans Appreciation Night reached its 10th anniversary on Friday night when the Cardinals hosted Hudson at Doris Field.
This game will not only kick-start the Big Rivers Conference card game, but more importantly, serve as an opportunity to honor those who have given so much to their country. Throughout September, the program hosts warm clothing events for homeless veterans through the Hands Foundation, which partners with agencies and organizations such as the Veterans Relief Fund to help keep homeless veterans warm and help them find housing.
The Cardinals will collect new or lightly used winter boots, oversized thermal jackets, sweatshirts/hoodies, cotton or wool socks, oversized trousers, underwear, hats and gloves, and personal care items. the start of all varsity, junior and freshman games. This week there are freshman games on Thursdays and varsity games on Fridays.
Those who cannot refuse their donations can arrange for Cardinals players and coaches to collect them by calling 715-271-7593.
The Hands Foundation is run by longtime Chi-Hi coach, Chuck Rajkovic’s college roommate Scott Marrier. The origin of the event began ten years ago when Rekovic had a simple observation.
“I was at that stage in my life when it all started and I, like many others, could not believe that there were homeless veterinarians in our area, and there are many of them,” Rekovic. – We. The goal is to help them. , and for the last ten years, I’ve been telling every team that if we didn’t have these guys, we wouldn’t be playing football in the Friday night light.”
Since then, the event has been expanding every year. Local veterans are invited to the game and will be honored on the field before the game starts.
“It took a life of its own,” Rekovic said. “It’s getting bigger and bigger and it’s an event that people are really looking forward to.” By the time that game ended, people were already looking forward to next year’s game. ”
For more information about The Hands Foundation visit their website www.handsfoundation.com/projects/homeless-veterans-project/
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Local veterans are honored and taken to the field at the Chi-Hi Veterans Appreciation Night ahead of their game against Menomonie on September 3, 2021 at Dorais Field.

Post time: Aug-30-2022