Boron is a very small town located in the middle of the Mojave Desert in California. In Boron, kids don't just love football, it's a way of life. The high school has roughly 150 students, 75 boys and close to 50 of them play football or are involved with the team. The reason why they play football is because they love it. In the town of Boron, there is no theatre to go to on the weekend. There is no cable internet to use all day after school. There is no super mall to go to with friends. There's no Walmart. No gas station in town. There's no golds gym or 24 hour fitness. There's not even a McDonalds. So what do these boron football players do for fun? The only thing there is to do, play football. The smallest 11 man football team in the entire state of California has become a football powerhouse in its division, winning league title on a regular basis. With a varsity squad with around 20-22 players, each player is asked to be an ironman year in and year out, playing both ways. After high school most players follow their older siblings and parents footsteps, work in the Borax mine. Most of these players never have left Boron or will leave Boron. The community is so poverty stricken that most players cannot afford college or much less go on vacation. Going to a professional NFL game would be a dream come true, especially the Super Bowl.
The usual fun activity for these players are going to the only grass in town (the football field) and flip old tries that came off the old tractors used to haul borax. When I took over as head football coach and PE teacher I immediately contacted every major clothing appeal company in hopes of getting sponsored or some sort of donation to help out the town. There were serious improvements needed such as the weight room was in shambles, the equipment was older than I was, the place was a dump. I was denied by everyone including the local mine. It was heart breaking to see what these kids had to use. So I went to the community. Although there was very limited income parents and guardians could give, they gave all they could. They helped fundraise enough money to get flooring for the weight room. Some players donated an old sound system and some parents pitched in for paint. The weight room is still in major need but it is now useable. And boy do the players use the weight room! The players want to get into the weight room as much as possible. To them, it's a way out. A way to be somewhere nice. A way to do something that a normal town and normal kid would do. This years football team is the hardest working group of kids I have ever been around. They always have a positive attitude and absolutely love football. With 22 kids on varsity and 20 on JV and 4 coaches we are doing everything we can to become a family. There is no money to travel anywhere fun. So we watch movies, in my back yard. From remember the Titans to Rudy, the kids love it. It's the closest thing they have to getting away and being part of something bigger. I can't describe how much it would mean to these kids to go to the Super Bowl!
Please don't over look the tiny town of Boron like everyone else. Please help these boys out and give them the adventure of a lifetime! Thank you so much for considering these kids!

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As we go into week 7 of the 2014 football, season to my coaching buddies remember that your words have power. If you call a kid a meathead or get in his face about something, remember to grab them after practice and explain to them the reason for that. If you need a kid to give you something that they are not giving you show them what you need, don't just assume that they understand because you see it clear as day. 
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