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Bobcat gives back

Danny Bettencourt started a GoFundMe to help scholarship athletes looking to play for Paradise’s Junior Football program next season.

Posted: Mar 6, 2020 4:51 PM
Updated: Mar 7, 2020 6:59 PM

PARADISE, Calif. -- Danny Bettencourt lived out his senior year on a national stage. As the starting quarterback for Paradise High’s football team it went 12-1 in its comeback season after the Camp Fire.

“Nothing was new,” said Bettencourt. “We might not be living in our homes, stuffs different, but our football was what kind of centered us and it was the one thing that brought us together and the one thing that felt normal at the time.”

The Bobcats received donations, helmets and more from people around the world.

"We've received stuff from all over the world and I want to be a part of that too, of course we have all struggled and had our ups and downs, but I think that anybody can help and I want to help, too,” said Bettencourt.

Danny started a GoFundMe to help scholarship athletes looking to play for Paradise’s Junior Football program next season.

Danny says that program is what shaped him and his fellow Bobcats throughout the years.
“Football just had an impact on me that I don't even have words to describe it and I think it had it on each and every player,” said Bettencourt.

The senior wants every kid from Paradise to experience that feeling under the lights.

"A lot of kids want to play, they just don't have the funding for all of the equipment and stuff so I’m just trying to raise money for those kinds of kids who can't afford that and I want them to have the same exact experience as I did,” said Bettencourt.

To donate visit this Danny's GoFundMe: https://bit.ly/38Ba5eg

"If I can help these kids to play as long as I did that would just make me beyond happy knowing that I had an impact on their lives and if anybody can help with that then I think they should," said Bettencourt. 

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