2012-10-05 / Community News

Playing for Kyle



The Scarborough football program has received much support from the community over the past few years and because of this, the team decided it was time to pay it forward, said Amy Wohltjen of the Scarborough Football Boosters. In July, the a 20-mile walk-a-thon was held to raise money and support Team Kyle. “After he was born, Kyle spent nine months in the NICU at Maine Medical Center in Portland, “ Wohltjen said. “He has had more than 45 surgeries and has been in the hospital in Maine, Boston and Columbus, Ohio, for a good part of his life. He has lung disease and severe dysmotility. Despite how much he has endured in his life he never gives up. His strength, love and hope are contagious. He has inspired so many with his unconditional love and strong belief in paying it forward.” The team has dedicated its season to Kyle, wearing “Team Kyle” on their helmets and have made his entire family honorary members of the team. In continuation of the support for Team Kyle, the program donated the proceeds from its 50-50 held during its game against Windham (Courtesy photo) The Scarborough football program has received much support from the community over the past few years and because of this, the team decided it was time to pay it forward, said Amy Wohltjen of the Scarborough Football Boosters. In July, the a 20-mile walk-a-thon was held to raise money and support Team Kyle. “After he was born, Kyle spent nine months in the NICU at Maine Medical Center in Portland, “ Wohltjen said. “He has had more than 45 surgeries and has been in the hospital in Maine, Boston and Columbus, Ohio, for a good part of his life. He has lung disease and severe dysmotility. Despite how much he has endured in his life he never gives up. His strength, love and hope are contagious. He has inspired so many with his unconditional love and strong belief in paying it forward.” The team has dedicated its season to Kyle, wearing “Team Kyle” on their helmets and have made his entire family honorary members of the team. In continuation of the support for Team Kyle, the program donated the proceeds from its 50-50 held during its game against Windham (Courtesy photo)

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