Northport Football Players Spend Saturday With Veterans
The Northport-East Northport varsity football team visited the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Dec. 9, 2017 to watch the Army vs. Navy game with the veterans.
This event was part of a series of activities the football team conducts with the veterans during their season. The team has had them as guests for a Friday night dinner and has also honored them at games.
A dozen of the athletes and four coaches attended the event, and the veterans were very excited to see them. Many veterans were more excited to interact with the students than to watch the game. The residents of the VA shared some interesting stories and experiences with the members of the team.
“It was quite a rewarding experience,” said Coach Patrick Campbell.
The Northport-East Northport varsity football team visited the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Dec. 9, 2017 for a rewarding experience.
Northport senior Jason Aiello with one of the veterans at the VA Medical Center during the Army vs. Navy football game on Dec. 9, 2017.
Photos courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Central School District