General Brown homecoming game to highlight autism awareness; raise funds for local students

DEXTER, NY —  General Brown Central School District’s Fisher Field will be awash in blue Friday, Oct. 4, to promote autism awareness during GB’s homecoming football game.

Friends of General Brown Football in conjunction with the varsity, junior varsity and modified football teams and cheerleaders sold nearly 500 blue awareness t-shirts for GB fans to wear during the game.

Friday evening, the teams and friends group will be selling bracelets, stickers, 50/50 raffle tickets and hand warmers to raise money that will be donated to the district to assist with items needed by GB students who live with the challenges of autism.

A check will be presented at halftime for the proceeds of the t-shirt sale, and all game-night proceeds will be donated later.

The Lions host Jordan-Elbridge with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

This is the second year the friends group and teams have chosen to highlight autism during the annual awareness night game, which is in its fifth year. In previous years, the groups have raised awareness of various types of cancer and funds to support local families affected by those diseases.

“If we’re just teaching kids football, we are failing,” GB Head Coach Doug Black said.