Westover football helps families

The football season may be over for Westover. But on Thursday, the Patriots did a special deed off the field.

The team gave two checks worth $250 to two different families who are going through difficult times.

The Collins family has two sons that play football at Westover. Sadly, their daughter, Hannah Kate, is in her second phase of chemotherapy. Westover is happy to help.

"This football team means everything to us," said Keleigh Collins, Hannah Kate's mother. "It brings us life in the midst of a hard place."

Craig Reddix is a 2013 Westover graduate who played football and ran cross country. He suffered head and neck injuries in a recent car accident and is now in intensive care in Alabama. His mother travels back and forth from Albany to visit him.

"Words can't express the gratitude," said Craig's mother, Charlette Reddix. "We're very grateful."

The donations will go to travel expenses, medical bills, or anything else the family needs.