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The Hudson Benchwarmers are on a mission to raise $30,000 for new and safer helmets for everyone on the team. The crew includes from left, Benchwarmers Paul Malecha, Stacy Wix, Susan Richards, Dan DuCharme, Jane Berg, coach Kowles holding the Schutt Vengeance helmet, Joel Marvin, Julie Marvin, Ron Daulton and Lucia Bell. Committee members not pictured are Marty Richards, Lesa Koski, John Koski and Barb Geissler. (Submitted photo)

Adopt a Helmet: heads up for player safety

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The idea started with the grandfather of a Hudson High School football player who asked if he couldn’t provide the money to buy his grandson the best and safest football helmet out there.


It was a great idea but when it comes to coach Adam Kowles’ Raiders, it is all about the team. That meant that if one player had that helmet, they all should.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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