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Courage Bowl XI Honorary Coaches and Cheerleaders Announced

Thu, Sep 24th 2015 10:00 am

Camp Good Days and Special Times' Chairman & Founder, Gary Mervis, has announced the Honorary Coaches and Honorary Cheerleaders, selected to serve for Camp Good Days Courage Bowl XI, which will be played on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Growney Stadium on the campus of St. John Fisher College, with kickoff slated for 6:00 PM.

The Camp Good Days Courage Bowl is the annual football game featuring the St. John Fisher College Cardinals and The College at Brockport Golden Eagles; to benefit the children and families served by Camp Good Days.  Courage Bowl XI will be the second Courage Bowl to take place between Brockport and Fisher.

As part of the Courage Bowl, each year Camp Good Days selects young boys who have been battling cancer to serve as Honorary Coaches, three with each team.  Camp Good Days also selects young girls who have been battling cancer to serve as Honorary Cheerleaders with each squad.  

The Honorary Coaches and Honorary Cheerleaders were announced and introduced at the Courage Bowl Community Luncheon, hosted by St. John Fisher College President, Dr. Gerard Rooney, held on Wednesday afternoon.

The Honorary Coaches for the St. John Fisher College Cardinals for COURAGE BOWL XI are: Brody Hines, age 9, from Newark Valley; Sam Gigliotta, age 6, from Irondequoit; and Noah Martin, age 11, from Syracuse.  The Honorary Coaches will attend practice with the St. John Fisher College Cardinals on September 25, 2015 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM at Growney Stadium on the campus of St. John Fisher College.  

The Honorary Cheerleaders for the St. John Fisher College Cardinals are: Ciara Griffin, age 10, from Fairport; and KorieMae Spirito, age 11, from Chili.  The Honorary Cheerleaders will attend practice with the squad on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Student Life Center at St. John Fisher College, and cheer on the sidelines for the duration of the game.



The Honorary Coaches for The College at Brockport Golden Eagles for COURAGE BOWL XI are: Padraig Crowley, age 8, from Scottsville; Simon Fendinger, age 12, from Angola; and Matthew Kubisty, age 15, of Buffalo. The Honorary Coaches will attend practice with The College at Brockport Golden Eagles on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM at Eunice Kennedy Stadium on the campus of The College at Brockport.

The Honorary Cheerleaders for The College at Brockport Golden Eagles are: Aaliyah Akins, age 9, from Buffalo; and Sara Bischoping, age 11, from Henrietta.  The Honorary Cheerleaders will attend practice with the squad on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Student Life Center at St. John Fisher College, and cheer on the sidelines for the duration of the game.



For the past five years, Camp Good Days has presented The Courage Award to an individual or group that has gone above and beyond to show strength and fortitude as an inspiration to others. This year, Camp Good Days and St. John Fisher College lost a very special friend with the untimely death of Father Joe Lanzalaco, Director of Campus Ministry at SJFC. Camp Good Days has changed the name of the Courage Award to The Father Joe Lanzalaco Memorial Courage Award in his honor. This year's recipients were presented their award at the Courage Bowl Community Luncheon, which took place on Wednesday, September 23rd at St. John Fisher College. This year's honorees were Courtney Wagner of Canandaigua and Kathleen Graim of Buffalo.

Camp Good Days Courage Bowl XI is being sponsored by the County of Monroe, TOPS Markets, Phoenix Graphics, iHeartMedia, Lattimore Physical Therapy, Mengel Metzger and Barr, CPA, St. John Fisher College, and The College at Brockport. Courage Bowl XI will be broadcast live state-wide on Time Warner Cable Sports Net, and will be carried live on SportsRadio 950 ESPN and 89.1 The Point in Brockport.  

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