Eastchester football team raises money to fight bullying

<p>A group of high school football players are hoping to put an end to the bullying epidemic.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 9, 2018, 12:08 AM

Updated 2,113 days ago

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A group of high school football players are hoping to put an end to the bullying epidemic.
Julianna Carraturo was 18 years old when she took her life earlier this year. Her family says it was because of depression brought on by years of bullying at Tuckahoe High School.
In an effort to prevent another tragedy, the Eastchester football team hosted a fundraiser.
The team put themselves in dunk tanks at the Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival, raising money for the Kind Campaign, a nonprofit that brings awareness to the affects of bullying.
"You really don't know what's going on in someone's life so you should just keep whatever you have to say to yourself because it could really affect someone like in a situation here," says Eastchester sophomore Frank Capasso.
The team did not know Carraturo, but they say her story has taught them important lessons.
The Eastchester football team has been hosting the fundraiser for three years now, and they say choosing the Kind Campaign this year as their cause was an easy pick.


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