PHOTO | Eyes on Nationals

Gary Brown accepts a donation from a commuter as fellow Elite Canes members Marquese Richards Jr., center, and Kaiden Howell look on at the intersection of Robison and New Boston roads Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2023, in Texarkana, Texas. The football team will be at the intersection each Sunday through November to raise money for uniforms and travel to the Youth Football League championships the first week of December in Plant City, Fla. Coach Marquese Richards Sr., 10u team mom Natashia Martin and 12u team mom Vanessa Stewart were frying fish and grilling burgers to sell, with proceeds going toward the overall fundraising effort. The Canes are members of the TexaSports league. On Saturday, Oct. 7, they take on the TCU Bulldogs from Dallas. Coach Marquese Richards Sr. called it the “game of the week for TexaSports.” Richards Sr. said the team includes about 115 players ages 5 to 12. (Staff photo by Stevon Gamble)

Elite Canes fundraiser, Texarkana, Texas | Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023