Money will go toward football equipment


Photo courtesy Indianapolis Colts Recipients of grants from the Indianapolis Colts and USA Football are presented with an honorary check during the Colts%u2019 preseason game Saturday against the New Orleans Saints at Lucas Oil Stadium. Eastern Hancock assistant coach Clayton Schultz is third from right.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The 2013 success of the Eastern Hancock football team attracted a few extra kids to the 2014 roster.

So, Eastern Hancock went out and found a little extra money.

At the Indianapolis Colts’ preseason game Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Royals and nine other schools were presented with checks from the Colts and USA Football.

Each squad, which includes youth football leagues and high school programs, was awarded a $1,000 grant.

“One of our moms, Dana Allen, was gracious enough to go out and do all the leg work for it,” EH coach Jim O’Hara said of the grant application process. “A lot of teams don’t apply for it. But, we sent ours in, and were chosen. It’s a pretty cool deal.”

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