Wa-Hi Football Team Helping Raise Money for MDA

Coach to Cure MD

Coach to Cure MD

Volunteers will be collecting donations at tonight's Walla Walla High School football game to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Players spent all week raising awareness about the game and how people can help with the MDA.

Eric Hisaw, Wa-Hi's football coach, said the players have learned a lot about helping others out, and how they should not take their abilities lightly.

"We need to take advantage of the opportunities that life gives us and to not complain about being tired or being hot," Hisaw said. "They have great health and we hope the kids take away those life lessons."

This is the second year the team has partnered with the organization.

The focus of the fundraiser and awareness drive is Duchenne, a disorder that weakens muscle strength in young boys overtime.

Amanda Hammond, Walla Walla, approached the team last year to do the fundraiser, her son has been diagnosed with Duchenne and she wanted to get involved with fundraising.

"It's just good to have a positive thing to work on, we are trying to keep this positive," Hammond said. "In our eyes we are changing the world in a small way."

The game starts at 7:00 P.M. at Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla, the Blue Devils will face off against Southridge High School.