Cardinal Hayes, the first NYC team to win the Catholic League Championship, received $30,000 worth of football equipment from "Good Morning America" and its partners, addressing the team's challenges of practicing on undersized fields and playing home games at opposing team stadiums. The team's remarkable turnaround from a 2-8 season included facing obstacles such as practicing on a field without lights and using rusty outdoor weights, which ultimately contributed to their success. GMA's gifts included equipment from Riddell, cleats from Nike, financial support from Bank of America, and collegiate offers for some players, setting the stage for the team's continued success.

By the Numbers
  • Riddell provided over $30,000 worth of football equipment, including helmets and pads.
  • Nike gifted every player a pair of cleats.
  • Bank of America provided $50,000 to the program and financial literacy lessons through its Better Money Habits program.
State of Play
  • Cardinal Hayes overcame challenges such as practicing on an undersized field without lights and playing home games at opposing team stadiums.
  • "Good Morning America" and its partners, including Riddell, Nike, and Bank of America, stepped in to address these issues and provide support to the team.
What's Next

The support from "Good Morning America" and its partners, along with the team's existing culture, sets the stage for Cardinal Hayes to continue its success in the coming years.

Bottom Line

The generous gifts from "Good Morning America" and its partners, including critical football equipment and financial support, position Cardinal Hayes to build on its triumph and strive for excellence in the future.