HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) - Don Michael Field was the place to be in Hutchinson on Saturday night, where Kansans gathered to support and raise money for the Jones family.
The field night, sponsored by DECA students at Hutchinson High School began at 5:00 p.m. and ended at 9:00. Those who attended the event were able to play games, eat lots of good and engage in other activities geared toward people of all ages.
The donations will be used to help the Jones family, who were recently involved in an accident resulting in the death of coach Trey Jones and the severe injuries of his wife, Amy and daughter, Ava.
Hutchinson High School graduates Liliana Wilson and Dalton Estes were heavily involved in the planning of this years' event, along with coach Evans, the DECA coordinator for USD 308.
"Last year, my students wanted to run a fun event to get kids ready for school. When I was injured, those students decided they wanted to make it a fundraiser to my family," explained Evans. "When we were planning this year's event, we debated on if we should do if for fun, or for a fundraiser. When we heard the news about the Jones family, we knew we wanted to do a similar fundraiser and raise funds for the family," he added.
Local businesses also partnered with the Field Night planning team to make the event possible.
Both Amy and Ava Jones have been in rehab, getting stronger every day, and will hopefully make a return home to Nickerson in a few weeks.