Local Boy Scouts received a financial boost today.
Thursday, the LaSalle Council Boy Scouts held a Soaring Eagle Fundraiser at the Football Hall of Fame.
It was a way to raise money for the scouting program, while giving the community an opportunity to see what the organization does for our youth.
Former Notre Dame alum and Colts' Superbowl Champion Hunter Smith attended today's event.
He said it is important for our youth to have strong role models.
“I absolutely believe in this organization, believe in the men and most of all believe in boys that are apart of it and I'm excited to see them grow up to become strong men who lead,” Colts Punter Hunter Smith says. “I had people when I was young who came into my life who had lived a lot more than me and they came back and they helped me and pointed me in the right direction. They told me things to stay away from and things to give your life to. It's about wanting to be a good human being.”
All money raised at today's event stays in the community.
Since 1910, over 110 million scouts have taken the Boy Scout Oath.
There are 4,000 scouts in our area.