Marist football team adopts a kid
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Marist football team welcomed Daniel Ferretti, 11, who is the newest member of their team. Through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, the team adopted Daniel.
The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation helps children with brain tumors become involved in the community, by setting them up with local high school and college sport teams. Daniel was already pretty familiar with the Red Foxes, as his older brother was adopted by the Marist women's soccer team earlier in the year.
Players said that both the team and Daniel will benefit greatly from the relationship.
"It's unbelievable, I mean, we're speechless. Just to be able to get a kid, because we've been trying. So, to finally be able to get blessed with one, I'm sure it's going to help us out a lot, and the same for him and his family," said Chuckie Looney, quarterback.
The Marist basketball, lacrosse, and soccer teams have also adopted children from the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.