Global supply chain major Luke Bevilacqua selected for AFCA Good Works Team
Wayne State University redshirt junior place-kicker Luke Bevilacqua (Lake Orion, Mich.) has been selected to the Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team®, which recognizes football student-athletes for their community service efforts.
Growing up Bevilacqua participated in events for Gifts for all God's Children, which included Christmas parties, plays and gifts to those less fortunate. In high school, he was part of Mission Trips that even re-shingled a man's roof. As member of the WSU football program, Bevilacqua found an organization called "The Dream Center of Pontiac," which is, among other things, a food pantry for nearly 100 families. Through the Warrior football team's "Be the Match" drive, he registered with the organization that matches bone marrow donors to patients who need a bone marrow transplant.
In January of this year, Bevilacqua received a call from a representative of Be the Match. The representative told him he was a potential match for a 61-year-old female and he would need to undergo more testing to determine if he was the best match. After waiting for over a month, he received another call from Be the Match and was informed he was the best match for this patient offering her the best chance for a full recovery. Bevilacqua was also informed he would be donating through a surgical procedure and was given all the steps for moving forward. On May 1, 2019, he donated two and half liters of bone marrow.