Harrison Youth Football Raises $1,700 for Children Who Lost Parents to Tragedy

“We’re here for the community. It’s not just football players that we care about, we care about everybody.”

A Northern Michigan community is stepping up to help two children after a horrible tragedy.

We told you last week a couple was found dead inside a home in Harrison.

The Clare County Sheriff’s Office says they believe Frazier Bartel shot his wife Nicole and then shot himself.

The Harrison Youth Football program tells 9&10 News this now leaves two kids without parents.

The 8-year-old goes to school in Harrison.

His mom was a cheerleading coach.

In just one week of fundraising, the Harrison Youth Football program has collected $1,700 for these kids.

Gladwin Youth Football were the first ones to step up, to donate. And then Clare, Hines Propane, Clare wrestling and then Farwell youth. We compete on the football field, but once we’re off the football field, we’re all friends and we all have each other’s backs,” says Harrison Youth Football president Chuck Dickinson.

The team is also selling t-shirts.

You can come to the Harrison team’s practice to drop off your donation on weeknights from 6-8 p.m. or head to their Facebook page.