Smiles From Drew
This web site honors the memory of Drew Lighthall by raising money for our local Santa Fe youth to participate in extracurricular activities.
Smiles From Drew was started by the loss of one incredible young man with his family wanting to honor his memory. Drew Lighthall loved playing football and the family and friends he made while playing. He looked forward all year for another season of SF YAFL to come around. In his honor his family started Smiles From Drew so that other children could experience the love of football. Drew’s family knows all too well how hard it can be to pay for the registration costs that come with the sport. More than anything, Drew enjoyed seeing people happy. If he knew that the tragedy of losing him too early has opened up the gates for others to experience the joy of the game he would be so proud and honored. The money Smiles From Drew raises will pay for scholarships for kids to play Santa Fe YAFL and other extra-curricular activities.
Smiles From Drew was lucky enough to sponsor a T-ball team this year (2017) with the AABC Program. We had a great time and a had a great group of kids as the Fighting Squirrels! Most of the kids on the team this was their first year doing any kind of sport. My heart was full seeing all those Squirrels learning how to play on a team!
2016 Season: We were so glad to have helped so many great kids this season. I can’t thank the people enough that have helped us get here. There are so many people I can thank. All of you that have bought coffee, bracelets, and t-shirts thank you!!! I also want to thank the people that come out and help with our events. We couldn’t do it without you!