The Class of 78 recently raised US$2,000 for the KC Manning Cup squad. The funds were obtained from individual contributions made by members of the group.
“The 2010 football programme welcomes this generous and timely support. Our live-in camps are scheduled for early July and early August,” said Coach Trevor “Jumpy” Harris. “The length of the camps will depend on the resources garnered. So you can put in perspective our Fortis appreciation to the Class of 78 for their generous Fortis contribution, support and confidence in our programme.” Despite consistently fielding competitive teams, and winning the Walker Cup, KC has not won the Manning Cup since 1986 under the guidance of legendary coach, the late George Thompson.
Harris and his coaching staff are determined to regain the trophy and have launched an ambitious all-out effort to prepare the squad physically, technically and mentally for the challenge ahead.
The Class of 78 hopes that other classes or individuals will follow suit and contribute to the KC Trust Fund or to individual projects of their choice.
Devon Hussett, a member of the Class of 78 and a major driving force behind the fund-raising effort, said, “Gentlemen I am so proud to be a member of the 78ers, I want to say thank you to all the brothers who stepped up on behalf of our group to help out our beloved alma mater.
“We have demonstrated that whatever we set our minds to we can attain. I've always maintained that if every past student, or being more practical, 50% of past students donate $50 annually, be it through association membership dues or just donating to one of the programs, fundraisers would be reduced to mere fraternizing. My hope is that other groups of graduating classes will come together and try to help out in some way. In numbers we are strong and it mitigates the pressure that is placed on those of us who do try to make a difference.”