While the Gold Team may have topped the Purple Team 28-22 in Barristers Bowl V, the final result off the field is what mattered most. Monies raised from the game went to the Make-a-Wish Foundation to send a local boy, Alex Klein, and his family to Disneyworld.
“I think (Alex) had a blast,” said Peter Thriffiley, a player on the Purple Team. “I wish you could have seen his face when we handed him his jersey before a practice a few weeks ago. It lit up like a Christmas tree.”
Klein was diagnosed with Epithelioid Sarcoma, a rare cancer that infected his leg. He underwent chemo therapy in July of 2008, and later, had his right foot amputated to keep the cancer from spreading. He walks now with the aid of a prosthetic foot.
As for the game itself, the Gold Team scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:00 left in the game to break the tie and earn the win.