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Boot camp to suport Leto HS football team

Posted at 3:55 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 16:24:46-04

Leto High School's football team has been trying to raise money for their upcoming football season through the the usual fundraisers: cookie dough sales, car parking at school events and running concessions stands with no luck. 

The high school team recently got 45 new jerseys for away games, but now they're trying to fund new jerseys for the upcoming season. 

"It makes you feel good, you look good, and you perform a little bit better too because you have more pride about yourself when you feel better," said graduating senior, Jacquez Reese-Bolden. 

Bolden got to wear a newer uniform his senior year, but before that, he was in baggy, gold uniforms, he said. 

Fundraising efforts for those new jerseys are falling short, "a lot of people don't want to support it, they don't want to give up much money, which is understandable. Money is tight," said Reese-Bolden. 

True Grit Fit Gym in Tampa is trying to help the local hs team by hosting a free boot camp workout on Saturday, but are asking for donations to the team. 

The class will begin at the Tampa location at 1505 Cypress Street at 8:30 a.m.

"Tomorrow morning people should prepare by hydrating," said owner Michael Tedford. 

Along with helping the team get jerseys, the money will go towards more important things like getting the players nutritious food they might not get otherwise after those intense summer workouts. 

"We get fed like peanut butter and jelly, different drinks and protein shakes," said Reese-Bolden.

The benefit workout will be 45 minutes to an hour. Following that Tedford will write a private donation with all the proceeds directly to the football team. 

For more information on the fundraising goal, you can click here.