Kick-in at Kickoff to support the American Red Cross

(WTNH) — Many of us have been affected by the recent hurricanes in some way. Once again this weekend, News 8 is proud to partner with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and the American Red Cross to “Kick-in at Kickoff” to help families that need it the most.

As Week 2 of the High School Football season begins, you can make a monetary donation at any CIAC football game in Connecticut. Red Cross volunteers will be collecting donations at the games in Shelton, Fitch (Groton), and Manchester this Friday night.

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Red Cross volunteers and workers continue to be on high-alert and ready to spring into action, thanks to supporters like you. Please consider making a gift to the American Red Cross today as part of “Kick-In at Kickoff” for the American Red Cross at all CIAC football games this weekend. You will help people affected by disasters big and small, where it is needed most.

To make a donation right now:

  • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to instantly make a $10 donation that will be added to your phone bill.
  • Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to speak with volunteers over the phone.
  • Visit to make a donation online.

Please help get the word out and share this information with other Connecticut high school football fans. Together, we can make a big difference if Connecticut can all Kick-in at Kickoff.