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St. Francis Medical Center hosts Pasta Night to cheer on Trenton Tornadoes Varsity Football Team

On Thursday, November 7, 2013 St. Francis Medical Center hosted a Pasta Night to cheer on the Trenton Tornadoes football team. The Trenton High School Varsity football team has had a fantastic record this year with, at the time of the dinner, 8 wins - 1 loss. But, there was more to cheer about than just on-field prowess.

As the sound of 75 athletes filled the hall on the way to the cafeteria, the staff of St. Francis Medical Center prepared to meet and greet their visitors. The young men and their coaches entered the cafeteria thanking everyone they met for having them. Plates of pasta and breadsticks were passed among the players but not before they were led by one of their teammates in saying a blessing.  St. Francis Medical Center colleagues in attendance spoke with the players about their upcoming game that Saturday against Notre Dame High School.

The head coach Tarig Holman, Defensive Coordinator, Chris Franco, Offensive Line Coach, Jamar Booker, Defensive Line Coach, Chris Munn and Offensive Line Coach, Dan Riely are doing an amazing job leading these young men, along with Wide Receiver Coach, Rhamon Trent, Special Teams Coach, Joe Misnik and Tight End Coach, Jeff Drake. There is excitement in the air in Trenton these days and it has a lot to do with these young men. For the first time since 1996 The Tornadoes are on their way to the playoffs. Christy Stephenson, Interim President and CEO of St. Francis Medical Center wished the team well and promised to host another ‘Pasta Night’ to celebrate their next big win! County Executive Brian Hughes sent along his best wishes and Walker Worthy, Deputy Mercer County Clerk was on hand to wish the team continued success.

'Pasta Night' was a huge success at St. Francis Medical Center but, the real success was seeing 75 young athletes truly enjoy and appreciate the good wishes and good food sponsored by the hospital.  Lou Holtz said “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”  Ability, motivation and a positive attitude – with this winning combination the Trenton High Tornadoes are already victorious!

Trenton plays South Brunswick on Saturday, November 16th at 1pm at home for the 1st round of the play-offs.

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