|As a part of a summer service program, HHS Senior Michael Dunn is asking for donations for a good cause,||.|
He says football is his passion, and as a part of a summer service project, he has created "Cleats for a Cause."
After playing against local area teams in junior league and high school, Dunn says he saw firsthand players that did not have the proper equipment necessary to give them a basic equal chance to compete, regardless of their skill.
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|Dunn, a senior varsity football player, is a also a member of the varsity track team and National Honor Society.|
As his first round of donations comes to an end this week, Dunn will be organizing another collection drive later in the summer that will line up with the beginning of the Fort Thomas Junior Football League season.
"I think it is an amazing idea. I can't believe no one else has thought of it. Besides the helmet and shoulder pads, a football player's cleats are the most important part of their uniform, said HHS Head Football Coach Brian Weinrich.
Mike is giving people an opportunity to have access to quality cleats that they might not have been able to have."
After the cleats are collected and cleaned, Dunn plans on handing them out to local programs in need.
"I have seen first hand how the Fort Thomas community rallies to support a good cause. My family’s annual golf outing to support the Mike Dunn Scholarship Foundation just celebrated its' 30th year - a feat that could never be possible without the continued support of the Fort Thomas community. I can only hope the Fort Thomas community will see how impactful this project will be to young people in our area and donate cleats," Dunn added.
All donations can be dropped off at the Assistant Principles Office at Highlands High School.
For any questions, email Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org.