Community comes together to support Sheboygan Youth Football player pinned by car after game
UPDATE: PORT WASHINGTON. Wis. (CBS 58) -- The community has stepped up in a big way to support a youth football player who was badly injured.
Dillon Bohenstengel was struck by a car after his football game in Sheboygan, last week. He suffered extensive injuries to his legs, requiring multiple surgeries.
Football clubs from the around the area are wishing him a speedy recovery.
Today, at his younger brother’s game against Port Washington, they collected money to go towards the effort.
It's also Dillon’s 14th birthday.
“By the end of this afternoon, most likely, we’ll be close to $9,000 out of a $10,000 goal,” announced Justin Myers, president of Port Washington Buccaneers.
Donations collected at the game were matched dollar for dollar by Port Washington Youth Football and the Gridiron Club. Funds were also collected through GoFundMe.
More than 100 athletes also signed a banner for Dillon.
“It’s neat to see some of the effort of not just this club, but some of the others that have offered support, you know how close of a football community we really have,” said Scott Schaefer, president of Sheboygan Youth Football.
After the game, Dillon’s family and some of his teammates went to the hospital to celebrate the big day.
“It makes me feel good," said Austin Bohenstengel, Dillon's brother. "It makes me feel, very, very good.”
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- There will be a special fundraiser held Saturday, Oct. 19 to help a Sheboygan youth football player that was severely injured by a vehicle after a game.
Thirteen-year-old Dillon Bohenstengel was rushed to Children's Hospital after he was pinned between two parked cars when a 16-year-old driver slammed into three parked cars.
On Saturday, at Dillon's younger bother's game in Port Washington, donations will be collected to help Dillon and his family.
CBS 58 talked with Dillon's youth football coach about how he is recovering.
"Dillon's in great spirits, he's a huge Oakland Raiders fan so he's looking forward to watching the Packers-Raiders game, so a few of us coaches are gonna go watch that game with him on Sunday just to give him some extra support, keep his mind off things. But overall the kid's in great spirits," Dillon's coach said.
Dillon will turn 14 on Saturday. Sheboygan Youth Football created a GoFundMe page for him. The account, as of Friday afternoon, has raised just over $6,000 of its $10,000 goal.