Head Coach Mike Maynard and the Bulldog football team are joining forces with more than 400 institutions across the country to support the American Football Coaches Association's Coach to Cure M.D. program this week.
On Saturday, approximately 9,000 coaches from around the country will wear patches on their sleeves to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is the most prolific genetic killer diagnosed in childhood, according to the AFCA's web site.
Although the Bulldogs are not competing this weekend, they wanted to show their support for this program by encouraging fans to donate $5 to Coach to Cure M.D. by texting the word "CURE" to 90999. In addition, people can visit www.coachtocuremd.org to make a donation.
Coach to Cure MD is a game-day charity partnership between the AFCA and ParentProject Muscular Dystrophy.
To learn more about this program, please log onto http://www.afca.com/article/article.php?id=CoachToCureMD.