Quarterback Dawson Stephens’s mom is a breast cancer survivor, and the coaches of his Seneca football team planned a surprise to honor her. The 6th grade team was told just 20 minutes before game time that they would be wearing pink jerseys—to which their response was amazing.
“Every one of the boys lit up and they all started cheering and pulling off their red game jerseys,” said coach Jason Dunham, according to KOAM News. Before kickoff, Dawson got his mother, Carolyn, out of the stands and gave her a pink rose as the team got on a knee out of respect for her courage. She served as “captain” for the day and got to do the coin toss. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the stands,” Dunham said. “It was awesome.”
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