Feb. 1, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - An outpouring of support has occurred over the past several days for current Sheridan High School football coach and former Wyoming Cowboy football player Weston Johnson. Johnson was recently diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, a form of cancer. As the news of Johnson's diagnosis spread, friends and family have established several opportunities for people to contribute funds to help defray costs associated with Johnson's medical treatment.
A native of Wray, Colo., Johnson moved to Sheridan, Wyo., this past year where he is currently a coach for the Sheridan High Football Team. From 2005 to 2009, Johnson attended the University of Wyoming where he was a member of the Wyoming Cowboy Football team. He received his bachelor's degree in marketing from UW, and was named the Outstanding Senior in Marketing by the UW College of Business. Johnson was a captain of Wyoming's 2009 New Mexico Bowl Championship team his senior season. He signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in the spring of 2010 and served as a graduate assistant football coach at UW in 2011.
Ways to Contribute
Donations may be mailed to:
Bohall Neubauer & Co.
P.O. Box 314
Wray, CO 80758
Weston Johnson Benefit Raffle
The Sheridan High School football staff, along with support from across the state including: the Sheridan Booster Club; the Big Horn High School football staff; the University of Wyoming Athletics Department; UW's Cowboy Joe Club; and a host of NFL stars, who have made personal donations of items, is organizing a raffle to support the upcoming costs associated with the medical treatment for Weston.
Several raffle items have been donated and the list continues to grow. To see the list of items and to learn more about the drawing details please click here.
Tickets will go on sale very soon and details of attaining tickets can also be found here.
Some of the raffle items are NFL apparel from former UW players Chris Prosinski (Jacksonville Jaguars), Mitch Unrein (Denver Broncos) and John Wendling (Detroit Lions), as well as items from Brett Keisel (Pittsburgh Steelers), Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) and more.
The UW Athletics Department and Cowboy Joe Club have offered gear for the raffle in addition to Wildcatter Stadium Club and Suite seats, game tickets and various other items.
The generosity of many is a tribute to the impact that Weston has made both on the field, as well as off.
T-Shirt Sale Fundraiser
Funds are also being raised through T-Shirt sales. Brown T-Shirts with the words "Never Flinch" in gold may be purchased for $25. Please specify the size of T-Shirt you are ordering (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) and how many T-Shirts you are ordering.
T-Shirts may be ordered by calling any of the following individuals or by e-mailing Treece Bohall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Treece Bohall, Grand Junction, Colo. (970) 216-3111
-Patti Bohall, Wray, Colo. (970) 630-3517
-Jan Means, Phillipsburg, Kan. (785) 543-9425
-Sara Ray, Laramie, Wyo. (970) 219-5276
-Michael McGuire, Sheridan, Wyo. (785) 259-1933
Make checks payable to Plano Land Trust Weston Johnson Fund and mail to:
P.O. Box 2684
Grand Junction, CO 81502
Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/NeverFlinch)
If you would like to send words of encouragement to Weston and his family please click here.