Friday night at 6 p.m. at Millis High, the No. 25 Millis/Hopedale Mohawks will be hosting Tri-Valley League rival Medfield in a preseason scrimmage to benefit Millis' Taylor Sack, the quarterback who was paralyzed in a skiing accident last February.
Admission is free of charge, but donations are encouraged.
M-H head coach Dale Olmsted and Medfield head coach Erik Ormberg co-drafted a letter to the public regarding the game, which is pasted below:
Dear Members of the Millis-Medfield-Hopedale communities:
We are pleased to announce that on August 30th at 6:00pm Medfield and Millis-Hopedale will be holding a game scrimmage in Millis. This event is free of charge, but we are hoping to generate funds to help support the Taylor Sack Fund.
We will not be selling tickets to this event, but we will have concessions and representatives collecting donations to help support Taylor and his family.
Earlier this year Taylor suffered a brutal fall while skiing. He had to have surgery and is now paralyzed from the waist down. One of Millis-Hopedale’s elected captains for the 2013 football season, Taylor has not deviated from leading his team. He has been a true inspiration to those in Millis, Hopedale, Medfield and beyond.
With the new playoff system in place Medfield and Millis-Hopedale will not be playing during the season. Both coaches recognize the strong bond that exists between the towns and football programs. We plan on sustaining the mutual respect for each program by making this scrimmage an annual event for years to come.
Our goal in writing this letter is to encourage friends, family and fans to attend this scrimmage to help support the two teams and, more importantly, to help support Taylor Sack and his family.
Erik Ormberg—Head Football Coach Medfield
Dale Olmsted—Head Football Coach Millis-Hopedale