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Highlands Football Players Take Over Cancer Initiative

Adam Weyer and Brennan Haigis, two seniors on the Highlands High School football team, have taken over the KICK-IT for Cancer initiative for the 2019 season. 

For each point scored on special teams, Weyer and Haigis have asked for pledges, and the donations will be handed over at the end of the year to a cancer-fighting charity in hopes of finding a cure to the disease and helping the patients currently battling it.

“I love playing football and everyone on Highlands loves playing football,” said Weyer. “While we are supporting each other on the field, why don’t we support a cause a lot bigger than ourselves?”

For the last two seasons, Nick Bowman (HHS Class of ’19) led the initiative before he graduated and went on to play football collegiately.

Weyer and Haigis have carried out a vision to expand the program and bring fellow Northern Kentucky schools on-board to have the impact be as substantial as possible.  So far, Dayton, Simon Kenton, Ryle, Holy Cross, Beechwood, Campbell County and Cooper have joined forces with the Bluebirds and are committed to using on-field successes to fight cancer away from the stadium. 

Their own fundraising efforts are off and rolling as well, Weyer said. 

Weyer is the holder on Highlands extra points and field goals.

“It’s almost added incentive,” said Haigis, the Highlands kicker. “I want to do well and I want my team to do well, but it’s so rewarding to know that it’s going to a broader cause when we do a good job on the field.”

If you would like to support Weyer and Haigis in their cancer-fighting campaign, log on to www.alexslemonade.org, and search for the Highlands Football page.

-Staff report