Men vs Boys: church pits old versus young for a cause

It was a David-and-Goliath of sorts Sunday at Notre Dame as a South Bend church pitted the boys against the men on Father's Day.

Members of St. Augustine's Catholic Church played a game of flag football to raise money for sickle cell anemia research—an ailment with which a member of the parish currently suffers.

Kids played against the grown ups at the Arlotta Lacrosse Stadium on campus.

“It's a community thing,” said Trevor Doaks, the coach of the youth team. “We get some of the folks from the church to come out and also some folks within the city, community, and the area to come out and have a good time.”

The goal was to raise 1,000 dollars for the cause. Plus, for youth who've had a difficult childhood or may not have a father figure in their lives, the game gives them a chance to have a little fun and make a positive impact on the community.

“It's just great that so many people can come together with St. Augustine's to pull and put this together,” said Neil Petroff, who competed on the adult team.

This was the fourth year for the event.

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