Local Boys Sell Coupons, for High School Football Team

United States
August 12, 2017 12:00pm CST
Yesterday, five teenage boys came walking down the road we live on and knocked on the front door. When I answered they acted quite nervous, asking a total stranger for money. I tried to put them at ease, asking if they knew Zachary Adams, my grandson. One boys face lit up, as he replied 'Yes, I sure do!' Zach graduated last fall, but he was pretty well known, for being on the high school's track team. No, he wasn't a star athlete, but many of the girls batted their eye lashes, whenever Zach was around!:) Anyway, these kids were selling coupons, for a special savings at most of our local restaurants. A small percentage of the money they collect, is to support their football team. I was very happy to purchase one, simply because of the devoted faces on these five boys
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@sharon6345 (93240)
• United States
12 Aug
That was nice of you. Kids often knock on my door for candy sales. Oh how those bars got smaller. I won't buy one anymore. Pure rip off.
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• United States
12 Aug
@sharon6345 If it is for the middle school, my husband quite often just gives them a donation. That way, 100% of this money goes to the kids.
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@sharon6345 (93240)
• United States
12 Aug
@kobesbuddy That is very good for you. I am glad that you could help.
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• United States
12 Aug
@sharon6345 Those kids are the future of our community, we should stand behind them:)
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@andriaperry (22500)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Aug
I think selling candy and these coupon books was what got me out of being so shy and now I have no problem asking people for the rent, I used to ask for pay for a band too because the owner just couldnt do it.
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• United States
12 Aug
@andriaperry Our children need sports and school activities, to keep them happy and on the straight and narrow
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@Corbin5 (65597)
• United States
12 Aug
Yes, we do the same. It feels so good to help those kids out. They usually are quite nervous when asking for donations.
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• United States
12 Aug
@Corbin5 If it was for any other cause besides these young kids, I probably wouldn't have purchased one
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@Gillygirl (14768)
• Sutton, England
12 Aug
It was good of you to put the boys at their ease and help support their football team.
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• United States
12 Aug
@Gillygirl Thanks, I love to support our kids, those four years of high school are so important!:)
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@Gillygirl (14768)
• Sutton, England
12 Aug
@kobesbuddy Yes they are very informative years.
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• United States
12 Aug
@Gillygirl Money is never wasted, when it's given for the education of these kids!:)
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@Tampa_girl7 (20098)
• United States
12 Aug
My son sold discount cards for his football team and they came in very handy.
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• United States
12 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 We order pizza about once a week, which most those coupons are for!:)
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@Juliaacv (18254)
• Canada
12 Aug
Isn't it nice when the name of a relative brings a smile to a stranger's face? I get that with one of my nephews who is a big football hero in his area of the province.
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• United States
12 Aug
@Juliaacv One time, Zachary got razzed about two timing, when I dropped him off at the beach, to meet his girlfriend! lol
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@Susan2015 (16909)
• United States
12 Aug
That was very nice of you to do that.
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• United States
12 Aug
@Susan2015 I have a soft-spot for our kids, they are so vulnerable in this fast decaying world system! Will they even be around in twenty years?:(
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@Deepizzaguy (6112)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
13 Aug
That is nice to know that the teens like football despite the negative press their sport has been getting from the media recently that would make the bad mouthing of women's gymnastics look like an ego massage by comparison.
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• United States
13 Aug
@Deepizzaguy I look at it this way, most of these boys don't play football for very long. It's just a sport, that they really like. How many of them will go on, to play at a professional level? A very small percentage:(
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy Very true. I see why they like football in high school since it is fun for them.
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• United States
13 Aug
@Deepizzaguy These kids get all enthused about sports, but don't get injured like the pros do.
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@DianneN (50115)
• United States
12 Aug
Zachary is eyelash batting worthy! Nice of you to put them at ease and worth supporting the team!
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• United States
12 Aug
@DianneN Thank you, Dianne:) I still can't figure out why many kids wear a woolly, winter hat, in the heat of the summer! lol
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@DianneN (50115)
• United States
12 Aug
@kobesbuddy I never saw that! Lol!
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• United States
12 Aug
@DianneN It makes me perspire, just looking at them!:)
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@vsai2008 (5948)
• India
13 Aug
I am so happy you did that !! It was so nice of you :)
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• United States
13 Aug
@vsai2008 Thanks, it's our privilege to support kids, who are doing something they enjoy!:)
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@vsai2008 (5948)
• India
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy I agree 100% with you :)
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• United States
13 Aug
@vsai2008 All children deserve a chance, to pick and choose what they enjoy most in life.
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@toniganzon (35592)
• Philippines
12 Aug
Hey, Zach (batting my eyelash)!
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• United States
13 Aug
@toniganzon Yup, you put a smile on Zachary's face!:)
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@toniganzon (35592)
• Philippines
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy Oh, now I'm blushing.
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• United States
13 Aug
@toniganzon I'm still not sure how these young kids, can wear a wool hat in the summer!:)
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@amadeo (39583)
• United States
12 Aug
I am always there if any need help for the school or anything.Love to help them out
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• United States
12 Aug
@amadeo Yes, the children are always a worthy cause, they are the future leaders of our country!:)
@amadeo (39583)
• United States
13 Aug
@kobesbuddy yes they are.
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• United States
13 Aug
@amadeo I feel bad, because these kids are being short-changed, with many political leaders being so dishonest!:)
@TRBRocks420 (54917)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Aug
Nice of you to purchase a coupon.
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• United States
13 Aug
@TRBRocks420 We try hard to support our kids, when they're doing something worth while:)
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@dgobucks226 (2925)
12 Aug
Love your comments and your community support!
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• United States
13 Aug
@dgobucks226 Awe, thank you DB:)
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@jstory07 (57375)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Aug
That is good to help the local teamin a high school.
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• United States
12 Aug
@jstory07 All our kids are grown and married, so now we try to help other people's children:)
@bluesa (8530)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Aug
It was nice of you to put them at ease, @kobesbuddy , and help them with their cause, their football team would mean the world to them at this time in their lives. :)
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