Anonymous Donation Sends Worcester Youth Football Team To Championship

WORCESTER (WBZ-AM) -- An anonymous donor's gift of $25,000 helped a Worcester football team get to Florida for the American Youth Football Nationals.

Worcester Cowboys Coach and President Bob LaRose told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Lana Jones the team had been raising money for the past few weeks, but this donation put them over the top.

"We were short, but we were close enough where we were going regardless, and would have begged, borrowed, and stole to get here," he said.

The 28 eleven- and twelve-year-olds from across Boston being a 12-0 season record into the games.

"We've got a nice mix," he said. "Kids from completely different demographics, financially and socially. It's been a really good blend this year."

LaRose said all of them will get to play.

"We have a minimum play rule, which is eight plays," he said. "Everyone gets at least eight, and that doesn't count special teams, and then most of them get more than that."

Those parents who can make it down are now on their way to Florida to cheer the Cowboys on.

The team's first playoff game is on Monday, and they have games scheduled for Wednesday and Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Lana Jones reports

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