Forester Athletics To Host Community Day on Saturday, September 30

Forester Athletics To Host Community Day on Saturday, September 30

Join the Lake Forest College football team for Benny Watters Community Day on Saturday, September 30 as the Foresters host Macalester at 1:00 p.m. at Farwell Field.

Benny Watters Community Day is in honor of the football team's little brother Benny Watters (pictured right), a Friends of Jaclyn adoptee, who passed away in 2010. Benny was diagnosed with a DIPG on January 18, 2008 a few months before his 3rd birthday. Just two months after receiving the diagnosis, a non-profit foundation, Benny's World, was established in March of 2008 by his family.  The foundation seeks to fund research to find a cure for pediatric brain stem tumors, specifically targeting Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

Click here to watch a short video of Benny with the Forester football team.

Children aged 12 and under can receive free admission to the game by either wearing a team or camp jersey or new this year, by creating a poster that supports Forester Football. Youths will also have an opportunity to participate in a half time musical inflatable chair contest. 

We hope all members of the community can join Forester Football for a fun-filled day that will include photos with Boomer, halftime entertainment, and an exciting game!

For more information, please contact Ashley Wanland, Marketing & Special Events Director, at 847.735.6134 or