(ANTIGONISH, N.S.) - Many local members of the Antigonish community witnessed the X-Men football team out in full force on the evening of Jan. 30. They weren't watching their talents on the grid iron, however, but rather their fundraising talents, in support of the Alzheimer's Society.
The X-Men team participated in a door-to-door fundraising campaign in the local community in an effort to raise awareness and collect donations on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society.
X-Men head coach Gary Waterman commented, “Alzheimer's awareness is very important as many families deal with the effects of the illness. To witness the teamwork, enthusiasm and determination that our guys displayed in their door-to-door canvassing campaign was impressive.”
“I am very proud of these young men. In freezing cold conditions, and in just under a two-hour time period, they were able to raise over $1,400 for the Society. We tell them all the time that StFX is not just a place that you come to learn something, it is a place that you come to learn to be somebody. This motto was in full display last night.”
Second-year X-Men offensive lineman Bobby Martell commented, “We want to become more involved in the community and do more volunteer service to be known in Antigonish and not just on the field at StFX.”
January is Alzheimer’s awareness month in Nova Scotia. For
anyone who may have missed the X-Men canvassing and would like to
make a donation, you may contact www.alzheimer.ca/ns.
Source: StFX Sports Information