‘Jacket Day' Oct. 22 to aid Katrina victims

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

    Vernon - Oct. 22 has been designated “Vernon Viking’s Letterman Jacket Day” to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. Anyone wearing (or carrying) a high-school jacket to the Vernon - West Milford football game that day will have their admission fee donated directly to the American Red Cross Relief Fund. Jackets can be from any high school, according to the Viking Club, which is sponsoring the event. “This effort has a two-fold reason,” the club said in announcing the event. “In addition to a new tradition, our efforts hope to generate some much-needed funds for our people in the South who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. We realize how fortunate we are to be able to be a part of a sporting event, either by watching or participating. Earning a letterman jacket is a proud achievement. Let’s not forget all the people who have lost their jackets, trophies, awards, but most importantly their chance to be a part of an event such as this football game.” The Viking Club is also donating its portion of the 50/50 on that day to the relief-fund collection. A prize will be awarded to the oldest letterman at the game. The club is also asking West Milford attendees to participate.