Boylan girls hoops fundraising for Poor Clare Nuns

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) The final score is not everything.

Boylan girls basketball head coach Paul Perrone says his players will forget about that in a month, but he does want them to remember one lesson for a lifetime.

That is why the Titans are lending a helping hand to the Poor Clare Nuns.

The group of women reside at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford and live in silence and seclusion. That is something they have done since 1916.

Boylan will be raising money for the nuns during its game on Thursday against Belvidere by selling wristbands and also asks fans to send their prayers and thank you's to the monastery.

Senior Peyton Kennedy is taken aback by the nuns' lifestyle, but says it is important for the team to show its support.

"I think it's crazy honestly," said Kennedy. "I know I can never do that and I know it's a very dedicated thing that they do and very special. To give back to them is very important for us. We know they do so much, they pray daily, 24/7 so just little things we can do for them would be great."