The money is to be used to purchase jerseys for the football players that will have their names on the back. With personalized jerseys, the players will then have a lasting memento of their playing days at Greencastle High School.
Putting names on the jerseys will give Greencastle players an opportunity that many young men at small high schools do not have.
This grant was made possible by the hard work of Robinson and several of his teammates and represents donations from many individuals and businesses. The football team envisions this being a new tradition for Greencastle football, where involved adults would assist senior football players to raise money each year for the team's jerseys.
"This will provide additional experiences of taking responsibility, assuming leadership, and helping the community," Robinson said.
The Bridges Fund was established by Judge Charles "Denny" Bridges in 2009 to provide financial support to Greencastle High School for the purpose of buying football jerseys for the players. It is named in honor of Judge Bridges' father and uncle who played football for GHS in the 1950s.
The Putnam County Community Foundation is the administrator of the fund.
"The Community Foundation is delighted to support this project and the Greencastle Community School Corporation in its mission to build educated, strong, and capable citizens for our future," said Elaine Peck, executive director of the Community Foundation.
To obtain additional information about donating to the John and Bob Bridges Fund or creating your own endowment, contact the office at 653-4978 or visit the website at www.pcfoundation.org.