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18th Man Project
Submitted By Josh Hamilton on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Brampton 45's Minor Bantam A team is participating in the 18th Man Project! Through this project the team has sponsored a child in Uganda, Africa who needs surgery to be able to walk without extreme challenges.

Derrick, the same age as the Minor Bantam A team players, was born with a Clubfoot on his right leg which was preventing him from walking properly and causing him quite a bit of pain just trying to perform everyday tasks. Derrick has 10 siblings and has been fortunate enough to attend school in Uganda but simply getting to class is a huge challenge for him. Unfortunately in Uganda having clubfoot can also make you a target of bullying and discrimination.  Brampton45s.jpg

The Minor Bantam A team has officially adopted Derrick as the 18th Man on their roster. The players will be going out into the local community in Brampton doing work for neighbours while seeking donations to help raise funds to pay for Derrick's corrective surgery! If each boy raises just $100 it is enough to not only pay for Derrick's surgery but also send him some nice Brampton 45's swag like a Jersey and gifts for him to give out to his siblings and friends!

The best part about this story is 0% of the funds raised are going towards the team. All funds raised by the boys are going directly to help give Derrick a better life.

The Minor Bantam A boys will be raking leaves, shoveling snow and doing general tasks to not only make sure we're helping our neighbours locally but also helping Derrick abroad!

If you'd like to follow along with Derrick's journey you can see his story on Facebook or Instagram at:




@brampton45sa2006 on Instagram


If you'd like to help contribute to Derrick by hiring one of our Minor Bantam A players to do some work around your house or yard please feel free to reach out on Facebook, Instagram or directly to the coach and we will be happy to coordinate sending out a worker for donations:

Mark Patte 
[email protected] 


Since starting their journey with the 18th Man Project, Derrick has since had his surgery and is doing very well! The surgery was paid for by the not-for-profit organization One 4 Another International who heads the 18th Man Project. The MB A team is still committed to raising the funds to pay for the surgery in which a donation will be made directly to One 4 Another to offset the costs.


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