Sunday Night Lights celebrates 10 years

Pictured above: Children participating in the 10th anniversary edition of Sunday Night Lights last week run after the ball ‘under the lights’ on the Lindbergh High School football field.

Sunday Night Lights celebrated its 10th year on Sunday, Oct. 13.

This event provides a football game experience “under the lights” for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Lindbergh High School students volunteer as buddies for young football players, cheerleaders, dance team members and band musicians.

Students from Lindbergh’s six elementary schools performed the National Anthem and halftime shows.

Family, friends and community members filled the stands and cheered on the heroes.

The event is free for the participating children. Sunday Night Lights is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization. The organization runs on donations and volunteers from the community. For more information about volunteering or donating, visit sundaynightlights.net.

Sunday Night Lights was first organized in 2010 after Lindbergh High School freshman Jake Franzel was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in an effort to unite the Lindbergh community.