KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Points have been piling up for the Tennessee School for the Deaf Vikings this season. More importantly, the school piled up donations for a good cause Thursday night.
"We are collecting donations for the Wounded Warrior project. It's a foundation set up to support our soldiers who have come back from Afghanistan and Iraq with injuries," explained TSD assistant coach Jordan Cooper.
TSD didn't charge admission to their most recent home game, instead asking only for donations to the Wounded Warriors Project. The cause is very personal to Cooper who had two brothers serve overseas, including one who suffered trauma. "My second brother CJ came back with PTSD and I watched the struggle that he had. And I just think it's important that our veterans have these programs set up for them to show them that they people do care about them. Do love them," says Cooper.
The school had a modest goal of $200 that they more than doubled, raising more than $450. The school is still accepting donations online. You can donate by going to their website.