Kroger celebrates hometown football, honors family of Makayla Noble

By Aubrey Turner
For the Prosper Press
Prosper High School Football team beat the McKinney team 31 to 14 on Friday, October 8.

While the fact that the Prosper High School Football team beat the McKinney team 31 to 14 on Friday, October 8th is important to the school and fans, there was additional excitement at this game.  Local and executive level Kroger employees were at the game for a very special half-time presentation.   

“Kroger is the official grocer of Texas high school football,” Frank Romero, Vice President of Kroger Dallas Division said.  “We are here to support Prosper and the surrounding community.  We are committed to the communities we serve.  We are excited to present $1,000 to Prosper High School and another $1,000 to McKinney High School.

Prosper High School Football team beat the McKinney team 31 to 14 on Friday, October 8.

“Our entire team was moved when learning of Prosper student Makayla Noble,”  Romero said.  “We know she is in the fight of her life, and our hearts and prayers are with her family, friends, teammates, and the entire town of Prosper.  We would like to make a special donation to Makayla’s fight of $1000 and for the Noble family one year’s worth of free groceries.”   

The team learned about Makayla’s injury. 

“We are in touch with the community and that is really important to Kroger,” Romero said.  “As soon as we heard about this we wanted to contribute to Makayla’s fight.”   

“We are here to support the schools, especially since Friday Night Lights is such a big deal here in Texas,” Romero said.  “But when we learned about Makayla Noble, we decided as a team we needed to do some more.  We are about food and everyone eats, so we are here helping the family out.  It is amazing how much the Prosper community has come out to support this family.  The town has galvanized around the Noble family and that is just amazing.”   

Prosper High School Football team beat the McKinney team 31 to 14 on Friday, October 8.

Michelle Harpole attended the game. 

“I know that Makayla Noble’s family is getting a check from Kroger, which is not a surprise to me at all," she said. "Through social media, Prosper residents have been able to come together and support the family.  People have been able to come together who do not even know Makayla or even associated with the school have come together to support them.  This town is so invested in supporting our youth and our elderly, and really everyone in between.  This is the type of town people want to be in because of the support.” 

“We have been here two years, and we have really felt welcome here,” Courtney Watson said.  “Our daughter just started kindergarten, so we are being part of the school district and part of the community.  As soon as Makayla was injured, we heard about this from the school district and the community.  I know that this community is so supportive.  The support for the Noble family is not surprising but I know things like groceries are so needed when you are going through something like this.”