Saint Ignatius Athletics Teams Up with Varsity Coats for Needy Folks

John Fox, the father and grandfather of many Saint Ignatius alumni, hatched an idea one Sunday morning after walking out of church.

He saw a homeless person shivering outside without a warm jacket on a cold Cleveland day, and an idea was born.

Fox helped to found¬†the organization, “Varsity Coats for Needy Folks.” The group collects gently used varsity jackets and coats, removes the lettering, and gives them to the homeless and in need.

Click here to watch a feature story on the program by Spectrum Sports.

Saint Ignatius Athletics is collecting jackets for “Varsity Coats for Needy Folks,” accepting donations during home varsity basketball games.

“This is a pretty great program,” said Athletic Director Rory Fitzpatrick ’88. “This is a wonderful way for the Saint Ignatius athletic community to give back and help those in need, especially during these cold winter months.”

If you cannot attend one of the three remaining Saint Ignatius home varsity basketball games (Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m., and Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m.), you can mail or drop off jackets and coats in the Saint Ignatius Athletic Department.