Pictured left to right: Cathedral High School Athletic Director Derrick Beasley, junior Kyree Egerton of Dorchester, junior Micah Hernandez of Boston, freshman Jonas Pena of Boston, junior Sincere Tavares of […]

Pictured left to right: Cathedral High School Athletic Director Derrick Beasley, junior Kyree Egerton of Dorchester, junior Micah Hernandez of Boston, freshman Jonas Pena of Boston, junior Sincere Tavares of Boston, sophomore Kaleb Sawyer of Hyde Park, and senior Nathaniel Pena of Boston.

Cathedral high school has received a $50,000 grant from the Kraft Family Foundation to purchase new football equipment.

The Catholic high school, in Boston’s South End neighborhood, said the football program consists of approximately 30 to 40 students each year. CHS collaborates with other local Catholic high schools to extend players without a team the opportunity to join the Panthers on the field.

“Athletics is a key denominator in helping our students grow and develop into successful individuals,” said Derrick Beasley, CHS Athletic Director. “The new equipment made possible by the grant will not only help keep our players safe, but will also help to build their overall self-esteem and confidence.”

Cathedral plans to acquire new helmets, shoulder pads, warmup suits, uniforms, blocking sleds, coach headsets, a live stream video camera system and a portable scoreboard.

“The Kraft family has always believed in the importance of access to great educational opportunities, including athletics,” said Josh Kraft, president of Kraft Family Philanthropies.

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