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Dinwiddie Football Team Raising Money for Championship Rings

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - The Dinwiddie football team did something this year that no other sports team in Dinwiddie history has ever done - they won a state championship.

The school system says they aren't able to pay for all the players to have a state championship ring, so the football boosters club is trying to pick up that tab and they need your help.

"They overcame every obstacle they had this year," says Athletic Director Jeff Walters. "My guess is that it would be a burden on a lot of the parents to try and afford that and that's one of the main reasons the Cowbells came to me and said we want this to happen."

Walters says the Cowbells, the booster club for the Dinwiddie Generals, have been a driving force behind the Generals success and players agree.

"We didn't just do it for us," says running back Sadarius Williams. "We did it for everyone in the community."

"We basically put our minds to it and dominated the whole year," says quarterback Ronald Kearney.

The team is looking to raise $16,000-$17,000 depending on the final number

The Generals are asking once again for their fan base to help out. A fund has been set up at Bank of McKenny and anyone can donate at their branches, just ask for it to be placed in the Dinwiddie State Ring Fund.

Walters says he is committed to making sure the players have something to always remember their perfect season.

"I told them it's going to happen. We are going to raise the money. It's not even an if, it's a when."

 

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