Cundiff Kicks In to Help Harlan Athletics
December 14th, 2011 by Jim Field
Harlan Community Athletic Department is pleased to announce and very thankful to former Cyclone Billy Cundiff and his wife Nicole for donating $5000 to the athletic department. The NFL has a program when a player donates money back to their school, the NFL team and NFL will match up to $5000 also, making the total contribution to Harlan Community of $10,000.
Billy graduated from Harlan Community in 1998 and was an all stater in football and basketball for the Cyclones.
Activities Director Mitch Osborn states, “We are very thankful and appreciate of Billy & Nicole’s donation which after consulting with Billy have decided to apply it towards buying much needed new weight equipment. This will have the biggest impact on all student athletes and students at HCHS. Billy had an outstanding athletic career at HCHS and is representing the Harlan Community quite well in the NFL. We stay in contact with each other and he is always up to date on what is happening at HCHS.”
Coach Curt Bladt states, “Billy always checks in to see how our football season is going and I had the opportunity to watch him play in person in the NFC championship game in Chicago when he was kicking for the New Orleans Saints and last season the entire football coaching staff was able to attend the Raven playoff game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Billy provided us with tickets to the game and we had a great time visiting in person after the game. This donation will really benefit our entire student body.”