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West Side Cougars Football receive Equipment Grant

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August 27, 2013 – Gary West Side High School Football was one of eight Local youth and high school football programs that received a Jim Irsay Equipment Grant on Saturday evening at Lucas Oil Stadium from Indianapolis-based USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the Colts and the NFL. The grants total $10,000 and are awarded based on merit and need.

Eight football programs spanning youth and high school levels received equipment grants prior to last Saturday’s Colts preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. A pregame check presentation was made on the field as part of the Colts’ celebration of USA Football Month:

In addition, 25 other Indiana youth and high school programs have received $27,500 this year through USA Football equipment grants, made possible by the Colts and the NFL Foundation. USA Football and the NFL’s 32 teams award $1 million in grants annually to youth and high school football programs based on merit and need.


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