By Matt Smith
Emmet Young is raising money to kick childhood cancer.
This year, the Strath Haven senior wanted his contributions to the football team to mean more than simply a few extra points on the scoreboard. So, Young put it upon himself to raise money for childhood cancer by creating a fundraiser with Kick It, which is a program of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national volunteer-driven effort focused on raising money for childhood cancer research.
“I’ve asked people to make a one-time donation or pledge an amount per point I make on behalf of Strath Haven football,” Young said. “Friends and family and the community have been very generous. Right now, each point I earn is worth $21 toward childhood cancer research. And many people have made one-time donations.”
Young’s expectations for this venture were modest at first, but he is constantly taken by surprise. He has far exceeded his initial goal of $1,500.