FAIRFIELD – The Covid-19 pandemic has made adaptability the new normal, and so has fundraising for athletics.
The United Gaming League is hosting a four-day 64-player Madden tournament as a fundraiser for the Rodriguez High football team.
According to a statement from UGL, 64 “football players, alumni and students are invited to participate in a four-day tournament which will begin Wednesday at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on various UGL channels, including Twitch, YouTube. and Facebook”.
As part of the goal to raise $ 10,000, supporters can purchase memorabilia from former NFL star player and current Rodriguez coach Stevie Johnson, himself a former Mustang.
âAs a soccer player, I can’t imagine what these kids are going through without their soccer season,â UGL co-founder and former NFL quarterback Josh Johnson said in a statement. âThanks to UGL, we have the infrastructure to run tournaments like this one for Rodriguez High School that give children a way to reconnect with their teammates, create friendly competition and raise money for the football program. . We look forward to this and hope it will be the first in a long series.
The tournament winner will receive âMadden 21,â which was recently released, along with discount codes for items from Josh Johnson’s Family First clothing company.
âThe players have always worked in the offseason and tried to fundraise for our program,â said Stevie Johnson. “We all support each other at the end of the day and try to raise our boys during this uncertain time.”
To register for the tournament or become a sponsor, go to www.uglworld.com/rhs-fundraiser.