Community Service

Developing pride in our community through positive, supportive interactions.


UNM Health System Children's Hospital

April/May - La Cueva athletics are partnering with Smith's Food and Drug at La Cueva Town Center to collect donations for the UNM Children's Hospital

New Mexico Special Olympics

May/June - The La Cueva Football program will once again support th efforts of New Mexico's Special Olympians at their largest event, the NM Special Olympics Summer Games, hosted at the UNM Track and Field Stadium.


Flu Shots

Players, Coaches and Cheerleaders participated on the receiving end of a flu shot clinic, provided by the UNM Health Pediatrics Department as a way of protecting the community and a fellow player battling illness.


The annual program, held each year in July, pits teams of players agains't each other to lift weights and raise money for the Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico.

In 2018, eighty-seven La Cueva football players, representing all 3 program level teams, participated in the Lift-a-Thon and lifted over 67,000 pounds. The 87 players broke off into 5 teams to compete and complete for their personal bests.

Top Lifters by Team

  • Pink team - CJ Rodriguez (1505 lbs)
  • Camo team - DJ McDowell (1235 lbs)
  • Red team - Josh Lamb (1225 lbs)
  • White team - Boomer Mady (1135 lbs)
  • Blue team - Lawrence Bussey (995 lbs)

Through community support and financial commitments, the La Cueva program donated $600 to the Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico.

Albuquerque's Homeless Families

Saranam Community Service - Players participated in a day of giving back by volunteering their time to help support the housing needs of Albuquerque's homeess families.