Help this blessing to be a blessing

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, December 8, 2016

Angus Weaver when he played youth football.

Angus Weaver when he played youth football.

Sixth grader raising funds for Shriners Hospitals

Many of you know Angus Weaver, 11, Polk County Middle School sixth grader, and his love of competitive sports, especially football.

Angus has had the honor of being chosen as a participant to play in the Junior Shrine Bowl and to represent Polk County at Wofford College next weekend. In order to be a potential candidate, each player was required to turn in letters of recommendation from teachers and coaches, a birth certificate, hand written letter about why the candidate would like to play in the bowl game, school report card and a short personal video of recent games they had participated in. This was not an easy position to acquire so it is very exciting.

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This opportunity is not only going to give Angus exposure to a different football venue but also exposure to the challenges and hardships many children face each day. He will be visiting, participating and helping at one of the hospitals next week in between practicing with his new team. The Shriners Hospital is committed to providing the best care for children in the areas of orthopedics, burn care, spinal cord injury, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

This event is put together by football lovers who want to help raise awareness and support for the Shriners Hospitals in the Carolinas and the children who will benefit from this wonderful resource that will give them an opportunity for a better quality of life.

Angus would like to help these children and families by gathering as much support as possible. If you are able and would like to participate in this effort on or before Saturday, Dec. 17, you can mail your donation to the Junior Shrine Bowl, C/O Jimmy Staton, 11150-A Asheville Hwy., Inman, SC 29349 and reference Angus’ name.

Contact Angus’ father if you have questions at 864-909-1758, or you can email questions about advertising options and sponsorship to

– article submitted by Katie Weaver