Swansea principal wears Patriots attire after losing bet with students

Swansea principal wears Patriots attire after losing bet with students


(MM) NOW A STORY NEW TONIGHT … … NOT EVERYONE WHO GROWS UP IN NEW ENGLAND IS A PATRIOTS FAN. (HE) THAT’S RIGHT… IN FACT, ONE LOCAL PRINCIPAL WILL ROOT FOR WHATEVER TEAM IS PLAYING AGAINST THEM! (MM) BUT YOU COULDN’T TELL THAT—- BY LOOKING AT HIM TODAY! EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER JULIANNE LIMA IS AT HOYLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL… WITH THE DETAILS ON A FRIENDLY WAGER OUT OF SWANSEA. THE CHALLENGE — BRING IN AS MANY CANS OF SOUP AS POSSIBLE FOR LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES. THE REWARD? SEE THE PRINCIPAL ALL DECKED OUT IN PATRIOTS GEAR. AND JUDGING BY HIS OUTFIT… IT’S SAFE TO SAY THE STUDENTS AND STAFF HERE AT HOYLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND! “Let’s go Patriots, Let’s go!” FROM THE FACEPAINT TO THE FLAG…. HOYLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL BILL COURVILLE APPEARS TO BE A DIEHARD PATRIOTS FAN! BUT… LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING. JUST ASK HIS STUDENTS. “I think he’ll take it off by tomorrow because he hates the Patriots.” “Like he’s a big dolphins fan but definitely not a Patriot fan.” “I know it’s killing him for every second he’s wearing everything.” YOU GET THE IDEA. BUT WHEN THE SCHOOL DECIDED TO HOST A CANNED FOOD DRIVE … COURVILLE WANTED TO MAKE IT INTERESTING… OFFERING UP HIS PRIDE ..AS A PRIZE. “The more cans the kids raised for homeless shelters and soup kitchens the more I would have to put a hat on, put a shirt on, do a little dance, whatever the case may be.” “We thought 300, 400 cans might be nice.” BUT BY THE TIME THE WEEK WAS DONE… THE 260 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLERS HAD BROUGHT IN JUST ABOUT 16 HUNDRED CANS! “We didn’t know in our wildest dreams that we’d raise that many cans.” “We talk about connectivity and inclusivity and community involvement and this is the epitome of that and I think it’s great and people are gonna benefit from Bill’s kindness and the kid’s kindness.” THE STUDENTS… LEARNING ABOUT HELPING OTHERS… AND ABOUT HUMILITY. “It’s just like so amazing like seeing him wear that because he like hates the Patriots.” COURVILLE … CERTAINLY A GOOD SPORT ABOUT IT. “It is very painful, but it’s all about the kids, the soup, it’s all good.” ALL OF THE CANS WILL BE DONATED TO SOUP KITCHENS IN SOMERSET AND SEEKONK. REPORTING IN SWANSEA, JULIANNE LIMA, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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