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Jason Church benefit this Saturday

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La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW)  Football season is long gone, but it's a big day this Saturday for the UW-La Crosse program.

Many current and former players are coming together to honor one of their own.

The Jason Church benefit is Saturday at Mitchell Hall.

Church is a former UW-L football player who was severely injured while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Church lost both his legs below the knee when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

His teammates wanted to honor his service and help him with any financial obstacles he might endure during his recovery.

"Playing football at UW-La Crosse you build a lot of good friends and brothers. As soon as something happened to Jason we wanted to make sure everything was all right. Then we wanted to get this benefit together to help him out however we can. That's where that "no eagle left behind" comes into play. It's from playing football with Jason," said former teammate and event organizer Nate Ward.

The event starts at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Mitchell Hall field house.

The cost is $10.

There's food, drinks, music and a silent auction.

Jason Church will be there as well.

The public is encouraged to come.

For more details go to noeagleleftbehind.com

 

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