Hanford football game turned into fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims

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The stadium was packed with people wearing red white and blue (KFSN)

The stadium was packed with people wearing red white and blue--not for the teams on the field, but to show support for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Like every football game, you have the cheerleaders cheering, fans yelling, and the players doing everything they can on the field to win.

But at this football game, there was a message being spread across the stadium-- help for Hurricane Harvey.

The benefit fundraiser was orchestrated by Noah Frank, a sophomore at Sierra Pacific High School in Hanford.

"I can't even imagine going through that living in a home--people tell you have to leave," said Frank.

Frank and his student body members placed a donation box at the front gate and bins for people to drop off clothing.

"Even a small town like Hanford, California is supporting and helping all of the victims of Hurricane Harvey," said

Instead of watching the first home game of the season several students walked up and down the stands, asking for donations.

Deidre Vargas contributed-- this he says is personal, because he has family in Florida bracing for Hurricane Irma.

"It's always concerning when you know you have some type of family members back at home going through it--so any little thing that we could do we were willing to do," said Vargas.

Linda and Steve Arnold were willing to do it too, and they say it was great to see teenagers take charge for a good cause.

"It's always good to see everybody come together--unfortunately it takes something like the hurricanes to bring people together," said Steve Arnold.

By the end of the night, students raised close to $1,200 in donations. All of the donations will go to the American Red Cross.

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