Glendale High senior and sophomore girls teamed up against juniors and freshmen last Friday in what was the school’s first powder-puff football game in about a decade, said the school’s Associated Student Body co-adviser.
Ultimately, the seniors and sophomores beat the juniors and freshman 21-0.
Beyond the final score, the night signified a resurgence of the girls’ flag football game, which doubled as a fundraiser, co-adviser Jon Livingston said.
Some of the 300 people who purchased tickets for the game put money into blue buckets that were passed around during halftime.
During the days leading up to the game, students donated coins during their English classes.
The entire effort led to a donation of about $3,500 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Livingston said.
“We really worked hard to get this [game] off the ground, but it became a real community-service opportunity,” he said.
Plans are already in the works to hold another game next year in May and select another organization to support.
After the game, Livingston said a couple of the athletes said this was the best thing they had done during their time at Glendale High.
“They were really into it. It was a really wonderful experience,” he said.
Kelly Corrigan, firstname.lastname@example.org