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Wichita Sports Fans Open Their Hearts

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A football player from California has Wichita sports fans opening their hearts to help his son.

The Wichita Wranglers paid tribute to Bakersfield Blitz Player Julian Yearwood. Yearwood collapsed at Saturday's Stealth game. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The cause of death is still unknown. At last night's Wranglers game some Stealth players joined in with the Wranglers in recognizing Yearwood. Stealth players spent the game in the stands collecting money from the fans. The Wranglers also sold baseballs and the money from both will go to a fund to set up for Yearwood's nine year old son. Johnny German from the Wichita Stealth was one of the players helping collect funds, "this is best thing we can do to show we love him, he's a fellow player in the league we just wanted to do something like this," German said.

The Wranglers and Stealth raised close to three thousand dollars. The Wranglers are also planning another fundraiser in Yearwood's honor, possibly during the NBC tournament.


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