Support pours in for teens injured in Carson City crash

Published: Nov. 20, 2017 at 12:57 AM PST
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Wednesday night in Carson City, for the players, raising money never felt so good.

"It was amazing. It was a great atmosphere," said Angila Golik, Carson High teacher.

It was Carson High faculty verses Douglas. This was one of many fundraisers held this past week for the seven teenagers injured on November 9th, 2017.

"Within about 24 hours, businesses started saying 'Hey, we are going to do a fundraiser on that night. 20%, 30% of our proceeds will go back," said Golik.

She says the faculty game was a success.

"We raised about $11,000 that night," said Golik.

Every night the community of Carson held a fundraising event, which resulted in raising $24,600.

The money raised will help the medical costs for the seven teens who were injured, and Golik says there is some good news.

"Four students from the accident have returned home and are recovering at home. We have three students still in the hospital," said Golik.

The large turnout Wednesday night surprised one person, who know basketball really well.

"It has been bigger than any basketball game that I have been a part of in Northern Nevada," said Jordan Glover, Carson High Men’s Basketball Varsity Head Coach.

November 21, 2017, Glover says an alumnus has pledged to donate $1 for every fan in attendance up to 1,000 fans. The funds were originally supposed to go the basketball program, but now will go the families affected.

"I love to give back any way I can to the families. It doesn't matter what comes into the basketball program; at the end of the day, that is a fun little event and club we try to support. I'd rather support the families for the rest of (their) life," said Glover.

Another fundraising event will be held November 20, 2017, at Chili's in Carson City.

Also a GoFundMe account, set up by a friend of the teenagers; has raised more than $51,000.

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