First annual 7on7 football tournament takes place in Troy Hanes’ honor



GEORGETOWN, Del. – The 4Troy Foundation held their first annual ‘7 on 7’ football tournament fundraiser, and it’s all in the efforts to raise money for RMC kidney cancer awareness and support.

The day was filled with high school football players from all across Sussex County who we’re told, have been training for this for months. Organizers say, there were two pools consisting of eight and seven teams with round robin play in the morning and single elimination in the afternoon.

Although players were able to come out and showcase their skills while preparing for the football season, we’re told playing in the late Troy Hanes honor, is what really brought the day together. Michael Brewer and Shymere Vessels, former Woodbridge high school football players and teammates of Haynes tell were there to show their support. “I’m really thankful that people did come out and participate and she’ll love for this event and everything,” says Brewer. Vessels adds, “For everyone to remember his name and honor his name by playing in this tournament, I feel like is a great blessing for him.”

Meanwhile, Jed Bell who is the Vice President of the 4Troy Foundation, event organizer, and former coach of Troy Hanes tells us, “In someway everyone here was affected or impacted by Troy in a positive manner, so I think just them showing up ultimately to me kind of indicates and shows that respect on his behalf and his honor.” He adds, “The timing is perfect, they’ve been working really hard all season I think everybody has had this itch and everyone is really excited to be here and just pay it forward.”

We’re told the Cape football team won first place at the tournament. Organizers say they hope to continue the event each year, and continue to grow and get more teams to participate.

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