Fundraiser to help send kids to arena football game


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Jonesville’s Don Bryant, a safety with the Winston-Salem Wildcats arena football team, poses with Fernando “Sly” Best and area youth.


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The I Support My Community group will be holding a fundraiser Saturday to fund sponsoring children in the area to attend a free, all-inclusive Winston-Salem Wildcats arena football game on April 16.

The hot dog fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. until they run out, and plates with hot dog, chips and dessert will cost $5 each.

Jonesville native Donnie Bryant is a safety for the Wildcats team. “The main reason I agreed to do this (speaking with Fernando Best aka Sly) is to let kids know that they too can make an impact on other people’s life,” Bryant said. “If by me playing football in front of thousands of fans will help make kids to buckle down and do what is necessary to get a better life theirselves I’m going to do just that.

“My goal is to inspire the next child not just from my neighborhood but from everywhere. Not just on the football field because this too will come to an end one day,” he said. “Also to let each kid know that education will take them farther in life than football every could. To me the only color that matters is red. And that symbolizes the heart. That’s something I can say I have is a big heart for kids. God gets all the glory.”

The Winston-Salem Wildcats play at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. General admission tickets for the April 16 game are $9.50.

Jonesville’s Don Bryant, a safety with the Winston-Salem Wildcats arena football team, poses with Fernando “Sly” Best and area youth.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_20160402_212235.jpegJonesville’s Don Bryant, a safety with the Winston-Salem Wildcats arena football team, poses with Fernando “Sly” Best and area youth. Submitted photo

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