Byron Center Football Player Kicking to Fight Cancer

Byron Center High School senior Hunter DeWindt is well on his way to raising his goal of $3,000 for children’s cancer research through football.

The Bulldogs varsity kicker is taking pledges for every point he tallies at this season’s games. Hunter is teaming up with Kick-It, a national organization that raises money for children’s cancer research. Hunter, whose grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, learned of the program during a kicking camp last summer.

Hunter has already raised more than $1,100. People can make a pledge for every point Hunter scores, or can make a one time donation. As of Oct. 03, Hunter had scored more than 30 points.

People can pledge per kick by e-mailing or make a one-time donation at


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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2013. Read Erin's full bio or email Erin.


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