Rival football game to raise funds for Zac Reyna
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CREATED Aug. 22, 2013
LABELLE, Fla. - The Reyna family expects to learn a lot more in the next few days about the damage a brain eating parasite has done to their 12-year-old son.
Zac Reyna's father posted on Facebook Thursday that final exams to determine the activity in his brain will be held Friday and Saturday.
We know Zac is a lover of baseball, but, this week it is football that is making a difference in his life.
The LaBelle High School Football team is preparing to take on Immokalee Friday night.
The two sides are coming together to raise money for Zac and his family.
"It's going to be electric like it always is when we play Immokalee, but I think that's going to transfer over and there's going to be a glow about the crowd, I think, really wishing positive things on Zac and his family," said LaBelle High School principal Jose Roquetta.
"Everyone wants to do something because you feel helpless," said LaBell Athletic Director David Kelley. He is helping to lead the charge with Immokalee AD Tony Allen. This partnership proving the word 'community' knows no boundaries.
Ragin Graphics has buzzing with activity for days making 'Pray for # 4' tshirts for fans to honor Zac. The football team will also wear these under their uniforms at the game.
"When it started we didn't know it would blow up like this," said LaBelle sophomore Brandynn Marroquin. She helped to desingn the tshirts that her mom Kimberly makes in the tshirt shop.
Kimberly has mad more than 500 of these shirts.
They'll be worn in the stands Friday night as hats will be passed around to collect donations.
"At the game, I think that if our community comes together and does something like that, it will show how that we've got each other's backs," said Brandynn.
More than 2,000 fans are expected to attend Friday night's game that starts at 7:30 in Immokalee.
The goal is to raise more than $5,000.