A high school football team in Racine is in second place in a nationwide contest for new uniforms.
As of 2 p.m. Friday afternoon Shoplts.com's site says Racine Case is about 2,000 votes shy of taking the lead on Port Charlotte, Florida H.S. among seven finalists to win new uniforms.
An entry from the Case H.S. included this description of why the uniforms are important:
“Our school is about 70% free and reduced lunch and many of our students that live in single parent homes. With that said, our athletes are fighting other battles before they even think about their competition. …the uniforms were ordered from the previous coaching staff, which was ordered incorrectly. We have some jerseys with wider numbers than others. We have some jerseys that are the wrong size for the numbers. For instance, we have our 50-79 numbers in a size Large. This is a problem because our offensive linemen are supposed to wear those numbers. IN order for some of our biggest linemen to play we have taped 7’s over our 9’s in our 90’s numbers to be eligible to play offensive line……This program has had 3 head coaches in the last 7 years. There is no continuity in the program. Our staff at Case high school is trying to establish a culture of winning and continuity. The new look that we are trying to create will create a enthusiasm around this program that will make momentum for years to come. There is no way that I could ever provide that to these deserving athletes without your help.”
Supporters can click here to vote for Case through February 1.