Pee Wee Bearcubs honor coach for service to the country following 9/11


GRAFTON—Sometimes in sports, it’s not about winning or losing, it is about the lessons learned while on the field, and the Bearcub Pee Wees recently got a lesson in honoring and remembering.

During their Sunday, September 11 matchup in Summersville, the Cubs took a moment to recognize their coach, Philip Kennedy, who enlisted and served in the United States Marines after the devastating attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon.

As a Marine, Kennedy completed three tours of duty, one in Afghanistan and two in Iraq.

To honor his service, the team presented Kennedy with a shirt that was signed by each player and a frame of what being a veteran meant to each individual youth, before the start of the game.

The honor was bestowed on Kennedy as a way to help the young footballers understand the importance of the day to remember the lives lost and the impact 9/11 had on the nation, as well as note the courage and honor it entails to serve in the United States Armed Forces.

The Pee Wees would like to take this time to thank Annie Kennedy for the awesome idea, Kristi Taylor for acting as the announcer and the Summersville team for allowing them to take time from the afternoon to highlight their coach.

Congratulations Coach Kennedy, and thank you for your service!

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