Clovis Sidekicks ask Shaela Warkentin to do the coin toss

FRESNO, Calif.

That's 16 year old /*Shaela Warkentin*/ - doing the coin toss prior to Saturday's Clovis Sidekicks season opener.

Warkentin suffered major injuries in a car crash last March, and was recently released from the hospital.

The Sidekicks wore ribbons in their hair in Warkentin's honor... during a fundraiser organized by one of the players.

"She came to me and aid, can we do this for her and these are her needs? And I said, absolutely. That's a great idea," said Milton Contreras. "That's great that a player from outside her age wanted to do something like that."

The Clovis Sidekicks is an amateur, semi-pro soccer team, and some of the players are college athletes - competing with the team during their summer break.

They also auctioned off t-shirts to help out the Warkentin family.

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