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Come visit Clarington Knights Football and other community organizations from around Clarington while discovering all that Clarington has to offer!
Free public skating from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Free pizza courtesy of Boston Pizza Bowmanville
Sunday, March 8, 20201 to 4 p.m.Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
Currently Accepting Registrations For All Age Groups
Peewee, Bantam and Junior Varsity division players will receive socks, all in one padded pants and a game jersey for them to keep.
|2020 Football Academy - TBD|
|2020 Spring/Summer Rep Programs (OPFL)|
Peewee division - players aged 11-12
Registration Fee of $650
Bantam division - players aged 13 -14
Registration Fee of $650
Junior Varsity division - players aged 15 -16
Registration Fee of $750
Conditioning and Training begin Early 2020!
Annually the Clarington Knights host a full day of fundraising and football in support and recognition of childhood cancer. This year our organization was blessed to meet one of the strongest little boys to ever face this devastating disease and honor his fight with this event. With the help of many local agencies, small business and the support of so many family and friends we were able to provide Ali and his family with a monetary donation in hopes of alleviating some of the financial stresses that come with cancer.
Alexander “Ali” McKeown has always been a joy to be around. A much-loved son to Mike and Sheri and a little brother to Mackenzie, their family was happy-go-lucky until Alex began not feeling well and showing symptoms of what doctors first believed was a viral infection. On Christmas Eve 2018, Mike and Sheri refused to accept that as their sweet son was seeming to get sicker and sicker. They took him into Sick Kids Hospital and within hours he was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) and chemotherapy was started immediately.
Alex completed four rounds of chemo over the course of several months, staying in Sick Kids all but a handful of days from December 24th to May 14th. His Mom and Dad were faithfully by his side all along, taking time off work and balancing time at home with their daughter, and even bringing her in to Sick Kids as often as possible.
Alex turned 7 at Sick Kids. He has already earned countless bravery beads and undergone many procedures. He struggled with each round but made incredible responses and kept that beautiful smile he’s always had through everything. He came home, and began to regain his strength, exuberating more energy than anyone could match, and even gained some weight and grew his hair back.
His parents noticed a small bump on his side, but hoped it was simply a bug bite. Alex went off to Camp Ooch for ten days and had a great time. The cover photo is from his return home after camp, he had a blast! Upon his return though, his parents were troubled to see the bump still there, along with another on his eye.
The bump (a tumour type lesion) was biopsied Thursday July 25th and revealed that Alex’s AML had sadly returned much to the devastation of everyone who knows the McKeown’s. Alex was ordered to return to Sick Kids Monday, July 29th, 2019 for his second tour of duty into this incredibly challenging war against cancer.
Since his relapse happened so quickly, his AML has shown to be very aggressive. As such, this treatment plan will be different from the first and will be more invasive. He is facing multiple rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant over the coming months. There is also the possibility of a clinical trial in the United States.
As Ali continues to fight we encourage you all to show your love and support in any way you can to the McKeown family. The GoFundMe link is included below for those that wish to continue to contribute financially.
For all those that helped make this event a success, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
Come out November 16th! Staff will be available to take your registration and answer questions about the up coming season! We look forward to seeing you!
Ryan can be contacted at CoachRyanConnell@Gmail.Com and is available to answer any questions!!! Welcome to the family Ryan!!!
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The Knights also now have a FlipGive page. So if you do any online shopping please go to www.flipgive.com , then go to Clarington Knights Football under fundraisers or click on link below.
There are many stores you can shop on our page including Under Armour, Nike, Amazon and Walmart just to name a few. There are no charges or additional fees for using the site, but the Knights get a percentage of everything that is purchased through our page. So shop away!!