Cole Winnefeld celebrates fifth grade graduation with Coach Henninger, football players
Cole Winnefeld, adopted Knight and member of the Marian University Football Team, celebrated his fifth-grade graduation with Marian University teammates and Head Football Coach Mark Henninger on Thursday, May 28 at Needmore Elementary School in Bedford, Indiana.
“It was an honor for our football team to be invited to attend Cole's graduation ceremony,” Coach Henninger said. “He won three big awards and it was great for us to have a chance to cheer loudly for him. He is a great young man and fights every minute of every day!”
Along with Coach Henninger, football players Christian Williams, Kam Utter, Rob Gibson, Narvin Powell, and Luke Burkhart made the trip. Burkhart Instagrammed a photo of the group with the caption, "Huge congrats to our teammate and brother Cole on graduating the fifth grade today! Keep up the fight big guy. #AlwaysAKnight."
In December, as the Knights prepared for the 2014 NAIA National Championship game, Bob Kravitz, columnist for WTHR, told the Indianapolis community about Cole and his special bond with the Knights. You can read his story online.