Giovanni's holds dinner for Windsor football coaches

By Andrew Tressler - Staff Writer
Windsor - posted Thu., Dec. 15, 2011
Windsor Warriors Head Coach Robert Fleeting receiving the check donated from Giovanni's and Rocky Singh.
Windsor Warriors Head Coach Robert Fleeting receiving the check donated from Giovanni's and Rocky Singh.

After a very successful 11-1 season for the Windsor High School Warriors football team, local restaurant owner Rocky Singh wanted to thank the coaches for all they have done for the town of Windsor. Singh opened his pockets and arms to the coaches, as he welcomed them for a dinner at Giovanni’s restaurant, as well as making a donation of $500 for the football team and program at Windsor High.

“They support us a lot here,” said Singh about the Windsor football team. “Everybody knows each other, and we see the same faces every time. We have a really good relationship with the football coaches.”

Head coach Robert Fleeting said he appreciates the community giving back to the team, especially when it comes from a local restaurant that consistently supports the Windsor Warriors. The relationship between Windsor football and Giovanni’s restaurant has developed into a strong one since Fleeting began at Windsor High School.

“They’re always good to us,” said Fleeting on the relationship Windsor football has with Giovanni’s. “We have a good relationship with them because they support our program and our kids.”

Donations like this allow kids that come from financially-strapped families to play football for Windsor High School.

“It’s a great thing anytime you can have people from your community showing an appreciation for what you do,” said Fleeting. “It makes it all worthwhile. Sometimes you don’t work for the money, the appreciation is enough.”

This past season, Windsor High won a record 11 games in a row and made it to the Class L state semi-finals, where they lost to New Canaan, 27-24, on a last-minute field goal. Fleeting said he is very proud of Windsor football this year.

“That’s special,” Fleeting said about this year’s team. “Something we’ll never forget. I think that’s what happens when you get people together that want to work for a similar cause and kids that believe in what you are doing.”

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