ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Fireman Wendell Williams and his team presented a football jersey to his fellow fireman during last Sundays police vs fire football game. The jersey was presented by Williams and his boys of the Roselle Rams 7u team as a thank you.
Earlier this year Williams, head coach of the team for 2 years, decided that he wanted to give his boys an experience that they would never forget. His goal was to get his players jerseys so that each player had their name on their backs as they played their games.
“I wanted to get my boys jerseys with their names on their back. A good friend always told me your name is all you got. And I’m a true believer and if you look good you play good,” said Williams. “Youth sports can be expensive for parents. I knew ordering jerseys would be a hefty payment for the parents. Over the years I and my wife have used our own personal earnings for parents that could not afford some things that kids needed after registration. This year I went to my brothers at the fire department for donations for some kids that could not afford to purchase the custom uniforms for the boys. With the Unions donations and personal donations, our new uniforms was a success.”
Williams added, “I’m so proud of my boys and we wanted to honor our fire department with their own jersey, #55 as a thank you.”
Williams and his team presented the shirt to the fireman. Video of that presentation can be viewed below.
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