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Rotary Football Program Retires Hanson Hunters #51 - Scotty Schaefer

hunter2 300x300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/26/13) – On September 14, 2011, an amazing thing happened on a football field. It was a game that no one in attendance will ever forget. On that day, a 10 year old football player had the play of his dreams. It was the only play he ever played for his elementary school football team, the Hanson Hunters. In that one play, Scotty Schaefer made a touchdown and the other team never laid a hand on him.

It was the fulfillment of a dream for a very ill young boy. It was a dream made possible by two teams and two coaches and a commissioner that recognized that winning in life is often not reflected on a scoreboard. Yes, Scotty’s unchallenged points counted in the final score. The other players will have other opportunities to put points on the board. Scotty will not.

On February 13th this year, Scotty’s body finally gave up to the condition that medical science could not overcome and Scotty passed away.

 

Rotary Youth Football Commissioner, James Barrett said: “Scott Austin Schaefer was an inspiration to all who touched his life and the Madisonville Rotary Club is no exception. The club has sponsored the Rotary Youth Football Program for over 60 years. Never has a number been retired.” Barrett said that this year only one #51 jersey was made for any team and that one “51” will be presented to Scotty’s parents next Saturday, September 28th at 9:00 a.m. The presentation will be made before the first Rotary Youth Football game on the Browning Springs Middle School football field in Madisonville, KY. Barrett also said that Scotty’s favorite drink was a blue Gatorade and Barrett is asking Rotarians and others to donate a few dollars to give all Rotary cheerleaders and football players a blue Gatorade Saturday.

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Rotarians left to right Danny Koeber, Tom Toler, and James Barrett (Football Commissioner) display Scotty’s jersey to be presented.

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