(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson football program announced the addition of one of its top recruits this week as 11-year old William Sweger has been selected to join the Red Devils for the fall of 2016 season. William is a member of TeamIMPACT, which has played an integral role in matching this outstanding young man with a program that is founded on tradition, and the commitment and dedication to helping others.
William is eleven years old and is in fifth grade at Heritage Christian School. He lives in Landisburg, Pa., and was recently diagnosed in December of 2015 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. With William's current treatments, he is immunocompromised so he gets sick very easily and can't be in large crowds, so he is not able to play sports or go to school at this time.
With all that William has gone through and continues to fight through, there's no doubt that he will be a huge inspiration to his teammates. In just his first day with the team, he has had a major impact on the players and coaching staff. William joined the Red Devils on Thursday afternoon as the Red Devils prepare to begin spring practice this month.
Dickinson is proud to partner with TeamIMPACT and has been involved for the past three years. The Red Devil baseball team joined the program in 2014, signing Matt Kocsis, who has been with the team in each of the past three seasons.
The Red Devils look forward to this partnership and are excited to welcome William to the Red Devil football family. They will look to have an official signing ceremony and press conference when the team returns to campus in the fall.
William is also expected to join the Red Devils for their annual Be-the-Match Bone Marrow Drive on April 13th.