by The Associated Press
RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL raised about $50,000 dollars to buy new equipment for the Greensburg, Kansas, high school football team.
The fundraiser stemmed from a special event dubbed Greensburg Day, held Saturday at the Chiefs' training camp. Players were asked to wear Greensburg caps that team president Carl Peterson handed out. Peterson says he told players the caps were theirs for a price. He gave them a choice of how much they wanted to pay.
About $50,000 was collected. Most of the southcentral Kansas town of Greensburg was wiped out by a tornado May 4th.
Members of Greensburg's eight-man high school team will be guests of the Chiefs at the August 23rd pre-season game at Arrowhead Stadium. You can watch that game on KWCH 12.