Raffle, bake sale to benefit 11-year-old Hendrix Farris, who is battling cancer

Staff Report

SANTA YNEZ — The Santa Ynez High School Pirate Football players will Go Pink on Friday, Oct. 6, in recognition of Cancer Awareness Month and to help fundraise for a local Pirate family who have been facing one of the biggest fights of their son’s life.

“Go Pink Night is a very meaningful tradition for our football family as players, coaches, and fans honor all women and men who are fighting cancer, and we re- member those special to us who have fought the battle and have lost,” said head football coach Josh McClurg. “We lost Carl Rio a few years ago and it has hit us a few times within our own football family. This year, we have a friend, 11-year-old Hendrix Farris, who has beat cancer once and is fighting it a second time around. He is undergoing a bone marrow transplant on Oct. 18 to ensure this doesn’t come back again! We want Hendrix and the Farris family to know we stand with them and want to help as best we can.”

Santa Ynez High School football boosters will hold a fundraising raffle at the game that will include a:

  • Pirate football helmet signed by all the players
  • Custom Pirate Cooler
  • Gift certificate for a letterman’s jacket from Dellavalle Embroidery

The fundraiser will also include a Bake Sale. This year, 100 percent of the proceeds from the fundraising effort will go to Hendrix and the Farris family.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact the SYHS Football Boosters at sypiratefootball@gmail.com or visit our website at www.sypiratefootball.com.

The junior varsity game begins at 4 p.m. and the varsity game kicks off at 7 p.m.