Abigail Wadell ‘20: On Saturday, September 14th, the Romeo boys soccer program hosted their third annual Watchdog run at Memorial field in Romeo. Every year, all three teams come together to raise money for cancer research and for their program.
The boy’s strive to accomplish their goal to run a certain amount of laps, hopefully beating their total from last year. Prior to the run, each individual player goes out and asks family members, friends, or others around the community to give a certain amount of money per lap they complete.
Each player donates their total amount and helps the program generate thousands of dollars each year for the charitable cause.
“I raised a total of $100 by myself but the program raised thousands,” Ryan Sebastian ‘23 said.
The run also affects players on an emotional level as well. Many people experience family members or friends that battle cancer so the run also means honoring those impacted by this awful disease.
“The topic hits home for me personally because my mom had breast cancer and it was a really hard time,” Alexander Toghe ‘20 said.
Many also believe the run includes other important aspects rather than just raising money for research.
“The run was important because we all know someone who has been affected by cancer, so we want to make them proud by raising money for research and have a good time doing it,” Giovanni Zora ‘20 said.
The program plans on continuing this tradition for years to come in order to raise money for a great cause and to help fight for a cure.