DOVER, Del. - For the second straight season, the Wesley College Football team has teamed with Rob DeMasi and the Muscle Movement Foundation to join the fight against neuromuscular diseases such as ALS, Muscular Dystrophy, and Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. DeMasi's foundation is devoted to easing the financial burden on the families of those with neuromuscular diseases.
DeMasi attended practice on Thursday to share his story about his fight to overcome neuromuscular disease and to inspire the Wolverines players into "Winning every day." The Muscle Movement Foundation has worked with several institutions from all divisions of the NCAA including the University of Iowa and the University of Maryland, but DeMasi, a Delaware native, was thrilled to continue the partnership between the Muscle Movement Foundation and Wesley College Football.
"It was a no-brainer, growing up as an athlete in Delaware – Mike drass has done an excellent job and it's a great honor to have the Wolverines, a top-ranked Division III program year in and year out work with us," said DeMasi. "Having been from Delaware, starting this organization in Delaware, it made sense to reach out to the best team in Delaware and partner with them."
Eddie Hazeldine, a 13-year old boy who was diagnosed with Duchene's Muscular Dytrophy, will join Wesley College captains as an honorary captain at the coin toss on Saturday prior to their game against Frostburg State University. Eddie attended last year's home finale against Salisbury University and was an honorary captain for that game as well.
For more information about the Muscle Movement Foundation and the fight against neuromuscular disease, visit www.musclemovementfoundation.org