Local youth football team seeks donations for travel to National Championships

Monday, November 14, 2016

CHICAGO -- An undefeated Chicago youth football team is hoping to go to the National Championship Games, but they need a little help getting there.

The Chicago Jokers, a PeeWee team who won the Chicago title, want to compete in the National Championship in Orlando next month, but their families can't afford to send them.

The children come from at-risk, low-income areas.

"We're trying to raise $23,000 for this trip," said Coach Eric McClendon. "The kids are going to be gone for a week, we're talking travel, food room and board, and the things they are going to need for this event."

To make a donation to the Chicago Jokers, click here.

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