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Young athletes’ fundraiser helps families of crash victims

The death of Skyline High School students from the car crash on the intersection of 45th West and 17th South in Idaho Falls has the community coming together in multiple ways.

On Saturday, Grizzly Youth Football teams put on a car wash fundraiser for the families affected by the deadly car accident.

“It’s kind of just like helping us get our minds off of what happened. And trying to make it positive instead of thinking about everything bad that happened,” eighth-grade football player Christean Thomas said.

“Most of the kids on the eighth-grade team know the kids and they were really upset and sad. After talking with them, they wanted to do something so we decided to have a car wash,” team mom Heather Anderson said.

“It’s really cool to see how many people came and want to help everyone. It’s just good to have this much support,” Thomas said.

“I’m excited to be here because I was really close to the people that we lost and it’s really great to see this many people supporting and helping their families. The people who we lost — they did a lot for a lot of people they knew. They made us smile every day. So just something to give back to them,” Jace Eams, an eighth-grader on the team said.

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