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November 20, 2012

Kicking makes a difference for ill children

PLAINFIELD —  

 

The Plainfield Quarterback Club and sophomore place-kicker Morgan Hagee partnered with local businesses to raise funds for Kendra’s Call for Komfort.

“This summer, me and my family were at Metropolis to get some ice cream,” Hagee said. “Relay for Life was going on and I saw some of my friends there. They were on a team with Kendra’s Call for Komfort. The back of their T-shirts said ‘kick it’ and the slogan matched what I do.”

Kendra’s Call for Komfort is a local foundation that donates comfortable clothes and other items to children who are undergoing cancer treatment at Payton Manning Children’s Hospital and Riley Children’s Hospital.

Hagee thought it over and decided he would like to get some sponsors and raise funds for the organization.

“I thought I could get some companies to donate every time I make an extra point or field goal,” he said.

Do It Best Hardware of Plainfield, TKO Graphics, and Monarch Charitable Foundation jumped on board and donated each time Hagee made points kicking for the Plainfield High School football team.

“We were able to raise $2,960 during the season,” he said. “I had no idea we would raise that much money. I was hoping to make at least $500.”

Hagee said he’s been around football for as long as he can remember.

“I’ve been playing since the fourth grade but my dad was the kicking coach at Plainfield for a long time,” he said.

His parents, Mark and Lori Hagee, have been very supportive of their son’s project. The family attends Plainfield Bible Church. He also has a younger brother, Jon, 13, who is an eighth-grader at Plainfield Community Middle School. He is the kicker for his school’s football team as well.

“I would love to thank my sponsors,” Hagee said. “Without them, the amount of money we raised would not have been possible.”

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